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Entries for March 2014

           Something is very wrong, eleven-year-old Jack Bucher thought as he absently climbed into the freezing backseat of the waiting car. This car feels like a cold tomb. Something terrible is about to happen.

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          The recent movement of Russian troops into the Crimea got me thinking about how history repeats itself. It reminded me not only of how the Russians moved into the Georgian providences of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008, but also of how the Germans effortlessly occupied Austria and Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939. During each of these “actions,” the aggressor country’s reasoning have been the same—to protect their borders and their native people in the region.

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