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My Time On the Set With Marlene Dietrich

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by Rory MacLean Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect

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President Kennedy: Berlin, Laos, and “Flexible Response”

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By Alan Brinkley Late in May 1961, Kennedy decided to present a second State of the Union address—only four months after his first. He explained the unusual timing as a result of “extraordinary times.” His January speech had focused mostly on

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