HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY
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What America Learned
From World War II
Sherwood Ross
It’s common for Americans to recall the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor of December 7, 1941, “a day that will live in infamy,” and  also September 15, 1945, when Japan signed an unconditional surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay...

Physical Courage, Moral Courage, And American Generals
Lawrence Velvel
Men who rise to the top of the American military are usually men who, in the old fashioned phrase, have faced enemy shot and shell...

We Need People Of Proven Competence On The Private Side In Politics
Lawrence Velvel
It is this writer’s thought, and I believe the facts support, that today the vast majority of our politicians are professional politicians...

Everything Else

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of Mother

Chuckle of the Week:
Papal Blessing
On a tour of Florida, the Pope took a couple of days off to visit the coast for some sightseeing...

Site of the Week:
Sylvia's - Queen of Soul Food
Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem, located at 328 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY, is owned by the Woods family ...

From the Video Shop:
Match Point
Neil Turner
A talented young Irish tennis professional moves to London and obtains a position at an exclusive tennis club, makes friends with a wealthy member, becomes romantically involved...

Volume II                                        May 8 & 15, 2006                             Numbers 16 & 17
Editor's Panel

From Liberty Street:
National Glory
John Turner
On the day I had scheduled to buy traveler's checks in British pounds for an upcoming trip, I opened my newspaper to discover that the dollar had hit its lowest point in more than six months. Just bad luck, I told myself at first...

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