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‘Clarifying Moment’ (ATLANTIC)

Eliot A. Cohen writes in ATLANTIC magazine that we are in a “clarifying moment” in our national journey. Many conservative foreign-policy and national-security experts saw the dangers last spring and summer, which is why we signed letters denouncing not Trump’s policies but his temperament; not his program but his character.…

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‘Oranges at Christmas’

This post was first heard as a radio essay on the Sunrise program of WUML, 92.5 FM, at UMass Lowell. Executive producer Chris Dunlap assembled writers in the area for the daily essay feature, a  popular component of the morning public affairs show. I have shared this essay with readers…

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