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Poland’s 20th century tragedy

Poland’s 20th century tragedy

MURPHY Stuck between Germany and the Soviet Union didn’t stop thousands of Poles from contributing to the war effort in the 1940s ($$)

Adolf Hitler’s fateful mistake

Adolf Hitler’s fateful mistake

MURPHY If Hitler had declared war on Japan in support of the U.S., he might have kept the U.S. out of the European war. And that would have changed history ($$)

Was Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe always a thug?

MURPHY It’s hard to know for sure, but one can safely say that, once ensconced in power, thuggery came easily to him ($$)

Campaign to abolish nuclear weapons disconnected from reality

MURPHY Although expensive and complicated, nuclear weapons are essentially an old technology that can’t be uninvented ($$)

The unravelling of a U.S. presidency 50 years ago

The unravelling of a U.S. presidency 50 years ago

MURPHY Lyndon Johnson, who became President after the assassination JFK, watched it all slip away thanks to the Vietnam War ($$)

America’s first ethnic working-class hero

America’s first ethnic working-class hero

MURPHY An Irish-American Catholic, champion boxer John L. Sullivan rose to popularity from modest roots (FREE TRIAL!)

The lasting – and troubling – legacy of Martin Luther

MURPHY: It’s now 500 years since Luther threw down the gauntlet, taking on the power of the papacy in an era predating the separation of church and state

Whether we like it or not, the world is changing

MURPHY: Some of the comfortable assumptions we have been living under are under increasing pressure

The peculiar cult of Che Guevara

MURPHY (Troy Media) Guevara’s primary political instinct was totalitarian, with a propensity to violence

The high-flying rhetoric of the Sputnik scare

MURPHY (Troy Media) Sixty years ago, the Soviets put the first satellite in space, sparking concerns about technology and weapons superiority

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