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Sen. John McCain Salutes an American Communist

In a touching reflection in The New York Times, McCain paid tribute to the recently deceased Delmer Berg, an American Communist. Like McCain’s literary idol, Ernest Hemingway, Berg fought in Spain “for love” during the Spanish Civil War, the conservative senator wrote.

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Happy Birthday, Hemingway!

Sunday would be Ernest Hemingway’s 114th birthday. More than anyone, he cleaned out the stuffy British conventions that clogged American writing in the 1920s and allowed the next generation to find their own voices.

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Ernest Hemingway: Dud KGB Spy?

A new book, “Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America,” reveals that the beloved American novelist was a spy in the service of the KGB—but failed miserably at the job.

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My Father, Thatcher’s ‘Enemy Within’

I couldn’t face the “state” funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, not after such a short time since the death of my dad, who was for the first half of his long and hardworking life a South Wales coal miner deep “down the pit” in Cwmgrach, and one of the “enemies within,” as the former prime minister put it.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 READ MORE


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