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  • Kung Fu Zu on The Crown: I have long believed that a large part of the reason Edward was forced to abdicate, was his very real… Dec 10, 20:30
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: Regarding the Duke of Windsor, one should watched this episode first. If the information presented is correct, there's little doubt… Dec 10, 18:39
  • Timothy Lane on The Crown: I think it may have been the Bahamas. They made him the governor, I think. There was a… Dec 10, 14:39
  • Kung Fu Zu on The Crown: the royal family was heavily intermarried with German nobility The royal family were/are German nobility. The Georges… Dec 10, 13:56
  • Kung Fu Zu on The Crown: I don't recall anyone calling Edward a traitor, but he did try to influence British foreign policy to the good… Dec 10, 13:53
  • Kung Fu Zu on The Crown: Churchill refused apeerage because he wished to continue serving in the Commons. Had be become Duke, Earl or Vicount Churchill,… Dec 10, 13:49
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: The information presented in this episode made him unequivocally a traitor. But then, I don't know how historically accurate this… Dec 10, 12:15
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: If anyone earned his title, Sir Winston did. Dec 10, 12:10
  • Timothy Lane on The Crown: I believe Churchill became Sir Winston, and he was a descendant of the Duke of Marlborough, co-winner (with Prince Eugene… Dec 10, 11:36
  • Timothy Lane on The Crown: Well, he was certainly a Nazi sympathizer (note that the royal family was heavily intermarried with German nobility), and the… Dec 10, 11:32
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: I supposed that's the politics of titles as opposed to the social aspects of titles. Sometimes they are useful for… Dec 10, 11:08
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: In retrospect, and with Tony Blair and “The People’s Princess” in mind, it was likely inevitable that the monarchy would… Dec 10, 11:01
  • Timothy Lane on The Crown: A peerage can be dropped for practical reasons. Tony Benn was a viscount, but was more interested in politics… Dec 9, 20:05
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: I’m through the first five episodes of season two. Philip is in better humor having been made a prince… Dec 9, 19:19
  • Timothy Lane on The Crown: No telling how long royalty will survive in Britain, as it has in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway,… Dec 9, 15:13
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: I know next to nothing of the history of Prime Minister Anthony Eden, as played by one of my favorites… Dec 9, 14:33
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: Episode 3, Season 2, was so-so. But things did improve in episode 4 which was centered around Princess Margaret, as… Dec 9, 14:12
  • Timothy Lane on The Crown: The monarch makes a number of appointments, such as judges and honors as well as at least the Archbishop of… Dec 9, 10:02
  • Brad Nelson on The Crown: Season two of “The Crown” was released Friday on Netflix. I’ve watched the first two episodes. First impressions: By… Dec 9, 09:02
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: Well, I had my share of hiking and camping when I was in the Boy Scouts. I remember one… Dec 8, 20:12
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: The Circle: Good points, Steve. Hanging in there. Keeping the alienation wolves at bay. No way I appreciate how good I have… Dec 8, 19:30
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: The Circle: In 2017, in this country and even the rest of the west. The real problems of human existence have been… Dec 8, 13:41
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: There has never been a functional Palestinian state, or for matter a Palestinian nation. Of course, no Arab state… Dec 8, 09:08
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: The Circle: It seems to me that one of the causes is a feeling of misplacement in society. The anger that these… Dec 8, 08:56
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: The Circle: That is not to say that every moslem is racist, sexist and statist, but enough of them are content with… Dec 8, 08:40
  • Kung Fu Zu on Movie Review: The Circle: Steve, How does one handle a people whose motto is, "me against my brother, my brother and… Dec 7, 21:32
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: The IRA had a similar message for Margaret Thatcher in her day: "We only have to get lucky once,… Dec 7, 20:23
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: The Circle: KFZ I am going to quote what I said in Asia Times in response to Goldman's article just so… Dec 7, 19:06
  • pst4usa on Movie Review: The Circle: Timothy, I am trying to think of any shows that would do that today? Dec 7, 16:24
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: Tue People's Will demonstrate the nihilism of revolutionaries very well. Alexander II was the greatest reformer ever among the… Dec 7, 15:24
  • Kung Fu Zu on Movie Review: The Circle: Steve, I saw your comment to Spengler's article today. Frankly, I do not see how the conflict in the… Dec 7, 15:23
  • Kung Fu Zu on Movie Review: The Circle: Nihilism as anarchism seems to have taken root in the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th century,… Dec 7, 15:10
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: Judging from Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, the original idea of a nihilist was really a total skeptic, which in practice… Dec 7, 14:19
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: The Circle: Brad, I see many similarities between the progressives of the 21st century and the marxists/socialists of the 1880s, who… Dec 7, 14:10
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: The Circle: Steve had another good point which speaks to what you’re saying: Sadly, many will never know their potential as… Dec 7, 09:15
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: I seem to recall some show (it may have been Mr. Novak) in which a girl complained that she had… Dec 7, 08:58
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: The Circle: I believe that my parents generation gave us the opportunity to grow in new ways because they were tempered by… Dec 7, 08:43
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: "Stop the world! I want to get off!" A popular saying in the 60s (and also the… Dec 6, 21:09
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: The Circle: I grew up in Fayetteville AR. when it was one of the smallest of major university towns in the South,… Dec 6, 20:57
  • Kung Fu Zu on Alien Justice: This article gives an idea of how bad things were under Obama as regards illegal aliens.… Dec 6, 20:26
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: The Circle: The greatest generation put us in the position we are in now by not teaching their kids what it means… Dec 6, 18:43
  • pst4usa on Movie Review: The Circle: Steve, I am not sure that the greatest generation should get any credit for educationg their kids. I am… Dec 6, 18:13
  • David Ray on Alien Justice: Similar but with a difference. Me hitting their car = my fault & I willingly atone. Them in… Dec 6, 17:40
  • Timothy Lane on Alien Justice: A fellow student at Purdue once said something similar about car accidents -- if you accidentally hit someone, make sure… Dec 6, 14:50
  • Kung Fu Zu on Movie Review: The Circle: Steve, While I am no great admirer of Shaw, to claim that a playwright, who many consider to… Dec 6, 14:36
  • David Ray on Alien Justice: Jurors can be no more than chicken-shit punks serving their bellies. To wit, a Spanish heritage jury robbed an… Dec 6, 13:31
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: The Circle: I suspect that when most of us were growing up in the 50s and 60s the bulk of our teachers… Dec 6, 13:10
  • Kung Fu Zu on Movie Review: The Circle: If Shaw was irrelevant, why did this idiot even bring up his name? This woman is further… Dec 6, 12:50
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: The Circle: We might call the present circumstances, Steve, “The Age of the Artificially Alienated” which has replaced “The Age of the… Dec 6, 12:38
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: The Circle: What makes this surprising is that Shaw was a Fabian Socialist. Admittedly, that meant opposition to violent revolution --… Dec 6, 12:28