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Trump, Bannon, Lenin, and 'Enemies of the People'
On Friday, the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, blasted out a couple of tweets in which he cited what he called "FAKE NEWS" publications and networks, damning the media as "the enemy of the American people."  It was an interesting choic...

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Heading to Charleston for Two Talks About Two Very Different Spies, February 28 and March 2
Save the dates: On February 28 , I will be speaking at the College of Charleston about "Spying in the Blood: Gertrude Sanford Legendre's Privilege, Patriotism, and Espionage." I'll also look back at the work of her grandfather, Henry Shelton Sanford, who ra...

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Trump's Dangerous War on Cities, and Why a National ID is Inevitable Under This Administration
This article appeared on Monday, wrapping up the events of the the weekend:  How Trump is making U.S. Cities Easier Targets for Terror This is the key point: And this article, published in October, is starting to seem quite prescient: Why President Trump Wi...

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Brian Jenkins on Terrorist Attack Numbers and Attribution
Brian Michael Jenkins, a veteran terrorism analyst with the RAND Corporation, is quoted extensively in my latest article, "Trump Makes U.S. Cities Less Safe."  In it, he cites 89 deaths in the United States as a result of jihadist attacks since 9/11, and li...

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Covering Davos this Year From the Warmth of My Home In Paris
A Spy In the Brothels of Karachi   Dec 17, 2016 12:13 AM EST Before he was a world-famous spy and translator, Richard Fr.... MORE —An expanded version of my earlier post on Burton's appendix to "The Thousand Nights and a Night" Iran's Selective Crackdown on...

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ICYMI - Some Fascinating History for Holiday Reading
Angels of the Resistance http://www.thedailybeast.com/ articles/2016/12/11/angels-of- the-resistance-and-a-serial- killer-in-nazi-occupied-paris. html The Secret Agent Shrink vs. The Nazis http://www.thedailybeast.com/ articles/2016/11/12/the- shrink-as-sec...

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Bringing History Into the Present at The Daily Beast
As I looked back over the stories I've written for The Daily Beast this year, I was struck by how many of them were historical. Most were published under the rubrics of our regular Cloak & Dagger and Lost Masterpieces features that run on the weekends. But ...

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18 Years Ago: Investigating the Murder of the American Nuns in El Salvador — 18 Years Before That
For the moment, this story is not readily available on the Newsweek site, so am reprinting it here. When it is available, I will post a link. Newsweek December 7, 1998, Atlantic Edition Not Today, Not Tomorrow BY CHRISTOPHER DICKEY In 1980, four Americans w...
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