Category Archives: War & Peace

Is the United States of America Still a Republic?

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States having finally been adopted, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic, if you … Continue reading

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Letter from Poland

I recently visited Kraków, Poland, with nine of my writing colleagues, for a ‘writing retreat’ and some minor tourism. We arrived 10 November, the day before an important national holiday, National Independence Day… … a national day in Poland celebrated … Continue reading

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