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Mr. Attlee’s Hour

Many Americans are astonished by the fact that in July 1945, having won the Second World War in Europe, Winston Churchill was defeated in the general election and had to leave the premiership despite having been so personally popular and militarily successful in that job.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Birds of Paradise

A bird that lives 500 years before it dies—sometimes by fire, sometimes not—only to be reborn from its ashes and live another 500 years is, today, one of the most widely known mythical creatures.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Stand on Tradition

"To put it in a nutshell,” João Carlos Espada tells us, his book "aims at providing an intellectual case for liberal democracy.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Mother, May I?

In the early 2000s, a widow named Sandy Meadows was demoted from her job in a supermarket floral department because of a Louisiana requirement that she possess a state florist’s license.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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A Man, A Plan

Of the 51 Tucker automobiles assembled and ineptly brought to market in 1948, 47 exist today. They’re held in the protective clutches of museums and private collectors.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Ponce de Leon Dept.

The ironists among us—or maybe wiseacres would be a better term—have always taken macabre note of the premature deaths of health and fitness gurus.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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You Aren’t From Around Here, Are You?

Non-Californians need not apply. That’s the message the University of California system sent last week, when it proposed to limit out-of-state residents to just 20 percent of student slots at its flagship schools.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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