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Birth of a Non-Nation

In the United States, liberation from foreign domination and liberation from the past were largely the result of the American Revolution, which was spontaneous in origin, successful, moderate in its outcome, and supported by a considerable part...

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    FDR and Mussolini

    Many Americans would be horrified at the thought of discussing Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Benito Mussolini as anything but moral and political antipodes: democrat versus dictator, peacemaker versus aggressive bully, good versus bad.

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    Why I Live in Italy

    I live in Italy—in Venice, which I have on occasion described as Italy's Italy—for the deceptively simple reason that it is the only place in the world where I do not feel the urge to play roulette after dinner.

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