Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Victims of Communism Memorial

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL May 26, 2004 COMMUNISM’S VICTIMS AWAIT THEIR MEMORIAL JOHN J. MILLER Washington — The centerpiece of the new World War II Memorial here — set to open formally on Saturday — is called Freedom’s Wall. It bears 4,000 gold stars commemorating the 400,000 Americans who lost their lives in the conflict. “Here […]

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Professors vs. Republicans

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL March 12, 2004 FEAR AND LOATHING JOHN J. MILLER The anonymous posters began to speckle the campus of St. Lawrence University in upstate New York last month. They carried an eye-grabbing message — “Republicans: The Other White Meat.” Elizabeth Wardell, a senior, thought she knew who was responsible for their appearance: a […]

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Best of Enemies

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL June 20, 2003 BEST OF ENEMIES JOHN J. MILLER It seemed like a joke at first: A handful of restaurants changing the names of their French fries to “freedom fries,” a few bartenders pouring French wine down street drains and a chain of French-owned hotels lowering their tricolor flags. The craziest idea, […]

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Book Review: Constant Battles

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL May 20, 2003 WAR OF ALL AGAINST ALL JOHN J. MILLER CONSTANT BATTLES By Steven A. LeBlanc with Katherine E. Register (St. Martin’s, 271 pages, $25.95) About 1,000 people die in local wars around the world each day. That’s two people every three minutes or so, in places like the Balkans, Central […]

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Templeton Prize

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL May 2, 2003 TEMPLETON’S TURN JOHN J. MILLER The most lucrative prize on the planet — the only one that pays winners more than Nobel laureates — used to be called the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Then, two years ago and with little fanfare, Sir John Templeton changed its name. […]

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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL February 5, 2003 A BEACON LURES TOURISTS–AND THE COUNTY JOHN J. MILLER No road led to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, near Corolla, N.C., when John Wilson first laid eyes on it as an adult, in 1978. He and some friends had driven a Jeep along the shore at low tide to reach […]

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