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Text of FDR’s speech continues – there’s quite a bit of this, just wholesale publishing of his speeches. I’m actually fairly curious about the claims of Nazi documents on the previous page. Was the Nazi church a real plan? And their plans to carve up South America?

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Eastern Front rages on: 300,000 Russian dead in first three weeks.

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The Persistence of Prog Rock

Hot take: any proper history of prog would include Radiohead, regardless of what they say

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Lots of interesting news including a possible strike and an America First rally featuring Charles Lindbergh.

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Bunch of news coming out of Vichy France.

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The “franking” scandal continues and the Battle of the Atlantic heats up.

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Interesting article here about German spies allying with a sitting senator (who mysteriously died in a plane crash), a publishing house and “America Firsters” to spread pro-Nazi materials.

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Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

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The Other Side of Anne of Green Gables

Didn’t realize this adaptation is run by a Breaking Bad writer, Moira Walley-Beckett.

With her TV series, Walley-Beckett is trying to solve a riddle: If everything about “Anne of Green Gables” is what prestige TV usually avoids, how do you adapt it in a way that is both sufficiently sophisticated and yet not a betrayal of the source material? Can Anne Shirley, the yummy pleasure who has flourished by cheerfully gliding above her trauma, be transformed into an almost-antiheroine who, in the fashion of contemporary television, has to grapple with her awful past directly? And can she do so whil

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How the Story of “Moana” and Maui Holds Up Against Cultural Truths

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