Monthly Archives: December 2013

Here come the Con Artists

I am perplexed. Have you ever had a dream that is emblematic of some issue that you are trying to resolve? Remember the opening scene of Billy Bathgate? Instead of Dutch Schultz and Bo Weinberg, I am there in the … Continue reading

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World War I: The Revision Thing

In 2003, Americans were treated to the colorful phrases: “freedom fries” and the “axle of weasels.” In World War I, it was “liberty fries” and the equally ridiculous “liberty measles.” No small irony here since the French fry is not … Continue reading

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