Donald R. McClarey

Uber Alles?

    Something for the weekend.  The day after the date which commemorates the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the Fall of the Berlin Wall the song could only be Das Lied der Deutschen, the national anthem of Germany

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Donald R. McClarey

October 20, 1918: Germany Responds to Wilson’s Second Note

On October 20, 1918 the German government, through the Swiss, sent out a response to President Wilson’s Second Note:     In accepting the proposal for an evacuation of the occupied territories the German Government has started from the assumption

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Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: The Lion of Munster

Neither praise nor threats will distance me from God. Blessed Clemens von Galen   (The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October.  We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past.  This post is from March

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Donald R. McClarey

Ah, the Germans Again

Once all the Germans were warlike and mean, But that couldn’t happen again. We taught them a lesson in 1918 And they’ve hardly bothered us since then. Tom Lehrer, The MLF Lullaby       My favorite living historian, Victor

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Germans and Robot Ants: What Could Go Wrong?

  Uh-Oh:   Festo has created a fleet of bionic ants capable of working together, as well as function on their own, in order to complete tasks, just as their real-life counterparts do, according to Business Insider. The objectives for

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Various & Sundry, 8/30/13

Kevin William’s Modest Proposal Kevin Williamson thinks Allison Benedikt is right – rich liberals have a moral obligation to send their kids to public school. And he has a way to make it fair. People hold capital in the form

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Do Greeks Work Harder Than Germans?

Matt Yglasias has a piece in Slate attempting to counter the “if the Euro is going to work, Greeks are going to have to learn to work hard like Germans” line of thinking. It’s true that Germans and Greeks work

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The Archbishop and the Concentration Camp

Retired Archbishop Philip. M. Hannan of New Orleans, still alive at the age of 97, discusses his service in the video above, made in 2007, with the 505th parachute infantry regiment of the 82nd Airborne in World War II.  Ordained at the North

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German Family Receives Policital Asylum in US

In a story those in homeschooling stories may already have heard about, Federal Judge Lawrence Burman issued a ruling in late January granting political asylum to a family of Evangelical Christians from Germany, on the basis that they faced religious

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