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Lenin Was a Snowflake

2017 has been a year of important anniversaries. This month was the centennial of the October Revolution (by the old calendar), when the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, overthrew the fledgling Russian Republic, after which it became the Soviet Union. The New York Times published a series of articles commemorating this revolution. Like many on […]

Happy Peace Day

At this time of year, people often complain that the original meaning of the holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas have been lost to commercialism. It’s the same for Veteran’s Day, formerly as Armistice Day. Armistice Day celebrates the treaty ending World War I, signed 99 years ago today. It was a celebration of peace, though there […]

Fidelio’s Cuban Arroz con Pollo – A Time Traveling Guest Post by Prof. Ione D.

  Fidelio Espinoza, from Vaughn Treude’s novel Fidelio’s Automata, is a fiery, handsome Cuban, who enjoys fine authentic Cuban fare. I can envision Fidelio savoring this dish. I happened upon this particular Chicken dish while studying in Santiago de Cuba. I was honored to stay with Chancellor Perez from the Universidad de Oriente. I found […]

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