Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tobacco – It was So Glamorous

In his autobiography, (pub by Alfred Knopf, 1995) journalist and news commentator David Brinkley talks about his first exposure to the fact that cigarette smoking is unhealthy. Looking for news to report on in 1944 in Washington D.C. he spotted … Continue reading

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They told her it was ‘all in her head’ – but in truth – it was a degenerative disease

Has it ever happened that someone has had a serious disease and doctors refused to see it? Such an example is provided in the book The Man Who Grew Two Breasts And Other True Tales Of Medical Detection by Berton … Continue reading

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“A nuisance who was obsessed with security” and who was also right

In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the US ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for the Secretary’s personal help. Ms. Bushnell, a career diplomat, had been fighting for months for a … Continue reading

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An American Believer in Jihad kills 13 soldiers in Texas – and all the warning signs were ignored

When an American soldier, who was Moslem, shot 13 people dead at Fort Hood and seriously wounded many others, the reaction of the press was remarkable. ABC’s Martha Raddatz’s observation was that “as for the suspect, Nidal Hasan, as one … Continue reading

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Why Americans did not believe in the holocaust while it was happening

At a time when the Nazis were systematically eliminating every Jew they could get their hands on, the American press missed or downplayed this truly big story. In her book, “Beyond Belief”, Deborah Lipstadt explains how this happened. First of … Continue reading

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The Blindness Of The Jews – They could not understand Nazi Motivation

In Elie Wiesel’s autobiography: (All Rivers Run To The Sea, published by Alfred Knopf, NY in 1995) he tells how his Hungarian Jewish village ignored the warnings of impending doom at the hands of the Nazis. News of massacres in … Continue reading

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