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“Strike The Tent” trilogy by W. Patrick Lang

      Available from:  iUniverse E-Book version of all three available at iUniverse Barnes and Noble–Patrick-Lang?keyword=W.+Patrick+Lang&store=allproducts&iehack=%E2%98%A0 Amazon I was interviewed some time ago by the North Carolina Museum of History concerning the writing of this trilogy. "The Confederate … Continue reading

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IMO Iran will wait for Biden

A journo friend called yesterday to ask my opinion about the course of near term events regarding Iran. The murder of a senior Iranian scientist at the weekend may have been done by Israel or the United States or both … Continue reading

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Richard Townsend Sale 1939 – 2020

  Richard T. Sale, 81, an international affairs journalist and novelist, died on May 9, 2020, at Duke Hospice – Hock Pavilion in Durham. The cause was liposarcoma, a rare cancer, said his wife, Carol A. Huff. An unassuming writer … Continue reading

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Red Gelatin Salad Night By Richard Sale

          Ben Falls, 36, had been administrator of the prison's Diagnostic and Receiving Center since last August. “It was the opinion of the prison administration and the Department of Corrections that a qualified person was needed for the position,” and … Continue reading

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Desire – By Richard T. Sale

     It was a tall, unbelievably beautiful tree, finely shaped, with a great, green spreading crest, black dark green leaves, pales blossoms and long, sharp thorns.   But in spite of its being a splendid sight, some said it was deadly. … Continue reading

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Scared to Death: the Dominion of Fear in Politics by Richard Sale

    When fear seizes us and has us in its grip, it dethrones our reason, abolishes our conscience, erases our scruples and reduces us to a batch of blind, panic-stricken reflexes. After fear retreats, we are puzzled as to … Continue reading

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Plain People By Richard Sale – republished at RS’ request

  To no one: I will tell you why I single out “Trump’s transgressions’ as you put it. Why his attitude gets under my skin.  The character of Donald Trump can only be seen clearly by means of an historical … Continue reading

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“Upcoming Elections” By Richard Sale

   Our judgments reveal who we really are.  An election is an occasion for ordinary people to endorse or reject certain political programs or personalities. If you belong to a political party, you have already given up a great deal … Continue reading

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“U.S. Marines Shot to Kill” by Richard Sale

With Iran back in the news, I found this old file of mine from 1981. Thanks to The Washington Post, in 1976 I spent eight or nine weeks in Iran gathering notes for six front-page articles.  The discoveries I made … Continue reading

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Heartlessness By Richard Sale

Over the weekend, I watched two episodes about the great Soviet leader, Stalin, his rise to power, his treachery towards friends and comrades and allies. (It was shown on the AHC channel: “Apocalypse: Stalin.” What emerges is a horrifying character … Continue reading

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