Category Archives: Politics – United States

Deplorables

From a column by Maureen Sullivan, “Why I’m Loving This”, New York Times, November 9, 2016: I saw this result coming over the summer. In July, five police officers were ambushed in Dallas and three more were killed in Baton … Continue reading

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More Sensitive War

From an article by Olivier Knox, then of Agence France-Presse, “Cheney mocks Kerry’s ‘sensitive war on terror’”, National Post, August 12, 2004, p. A12: Dick Cheney mocked John Kerry yesterday for vowing to wage a “more sensitive” war on terrorism, … Continue reading

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Tradition

From James Kuhnhenn, Knight Ridder Newspapers, “U.S. Democrats accuse Bush of making Iraq issue political”. Toronto Star, September 26, 2002: A10: The congressional debate over waging war with Iraq lost its bipartisan lustre yesterday in a burst of anger from … Continue reading

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Murder Recall

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): This morning, sixty years ago, my father, William Walter Remington, was attacked and murdered in prison, though he clung to life for the weekend. I wonder how many countless people have … Continue reading

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Novel Father

Neil Remington Abramson has started a novel about the life of his father, William Walter Remington, murdered in prison at the age of 37, when Neil was barely a year old. Neil has reflected on his father’s circumstances on a … Continue reading

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Past Gold II

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, wrote recently about those who advocate and those who oppose a return to the gold standard, in relation to currency evaluation. Neil’s comments were referenced specifically to a recent Toronto Star opinion piece by David … Continue reading

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Quasi-Republican

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, son of William Remington, with dual Canadian-American citizenship, has a particular interest in U.S. politics. He commented on the Republican National Convention as follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): It isn’t clear whether I am … Continue reading

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International Islamic Conspiracy

While the old story revolves around security, portraying American Muslims as potential terrorists or terrorist sympathizers, the new narrative operates more along the axis of culture. Simple acts of religious or cultural expression and the straightforward activities of Muslim daily … Continue reading

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William Remington: Imprisoned By The Past

In relation to the establishment of the Young Communist League Chapter of Dartmouth College in 1934: Its youngest participant was Bill Remington. “Bill was one of the core people… Soft spoken, thoughtful, sincerely concerned with important questions, very good at … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard and Remington

Recently discovered the background of William Walter Remington, father of my friend Neil Remington Abramson. Start to appreciate how Neil has lived his life in a shadow of sorts, as the son of a notorious, convicted and murdered Cold War … Continue reading

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