I must admit, I bagged Friday’s blog post. I simply wasn’t sure what I could write that was meaningful and/or appropriate in our current troubles. My inbox over the last week has been filled with carefully crafted statements of alliance or calls to action. Many of them are a nervous, well intentioned attempt to…

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A handful of the journalists who reported on the Second World War have kept a place in the U.S.’S historic memory in the years since the war: Edward R. Murrow, William Shirer (1), Margaret Bourke-White, cartoonist Bill Mauldin.(2) Even within that short list, Ernie Pyle was and is a special case. Only Mauldin came close…

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Those of you who subscribe to my newsletter got the word yesterday* and may want to skim to the bottom of the post. But for the rest of you: After hinting for months, I’m pleased to tell you that I have a contract with Beacon Press for a new book and I’m ready to begin…

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