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The Inevitability of Defending Henry Kissinger

Barry Gewen introduces his study of Henry Kissinger,  The Inevitability of Tragedy, with an anecdote that may be more telling than he intended. “A couple of years ago, I was having dinner with a friend,” he recounts, “when he leaned across the table and whispered to me, ‘Barry, Henry Kissinger is  evil.’” Throughout this book, Gewen defends Kissinger’s record…
bubmag
August 13, 2020
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Relief, even mild rejoicing, as Canberra’s food courts reopen

coronavirus, canberra coronavirus restrictions, canberra foodcourt open, act coronavirus restrictions, canberra covid-19 restrictionsNo more balancing a burger and chips on your knees for lunch. Forget about wrestling with a kebab as you walk. The days of juggling sushi and hot pho on a cold park bench are over. Food courts…
bubmag
August 10, 2020
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Brent Scowcroft obituary

Despite his long and influential career in the conduct of the US’s international affairs, Brent Scowcroft, who has died aged 95, attracted little personal attention to himself. This low profile was surprising enough in 1975 when, as national security adviser in the Gerald Ford administration, he organised the US’s evacuation…
bubmag
August 9, 2020
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Kid Rock’s Nashville Bar Joins Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk Kid Rock’s Nashville, Tennessee-based Big Ass Honky Tonk & Steakhouse has joined a lawsuit against state and local officials over COVID-19 restrictions. Earlier this month, the bar and restaurant temporarily had its beer license pulled after being found in violation of multiple stay-at-home orders.…
bubmag
June 30, 2020
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The Death of Cosmopolitanism

The coronavirus outbreak has emboldened defenders of the nation-state, in Europe and beyond. Rachel Donadio June 23, 2020 Adam MaidaUpdated at 9:05 a.m. ET on June 25, 2020.A couple I know who’d been living in Beijing—she’s American and he’s Australian—are marooned in Budapest, waiting for China to reopen its borders.…
bubmag
June 23, 2020
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Lenin statue unveiled in western Germany after legal battle…

Gelsenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) - A divisive new monument to Soviet leader Lenin was unveiled in Germany on Saturday, in the middle of a global row over the controversial background of historical figures immortalised as statues.More than 30 years after the post-World War II communist experiment on German soil ended, the…
bubmag
June 20, 2020
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Kid Rock’s “Big Honky Tonk Steakhouse” in Nashville, TN has its beer permit yanked for Covid-related health code violations. In other news, simply being a restaurant owned by Kid Rock somehow isn’t its own health code violation [Fail]

Main Discussion Sports Business Geek Entertainment Podcast D'awww Food Politics   Kid Rock's "Big Honky Tonk Steakhouse" in Nashville, TN has its beer permit yanked for Covid-related health code violations. In other news, simply being a restaurant owned by Kid Rock somehow isn't its own health code violation   (thehill.com) 68 …
bubmag
June 19, 2020