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A Quick Tip by cpw1952

  • Dec 22, 2010
In this era of continuing difficulties in the Middle East, Americans would be well-advised to consider reading this slow moving yet oddly compelling tragedy that had so much to say about American politics.
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December 22, 2010
Very good advice!
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