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Monday Links

June 18 is the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes, and video (including, of course, a Lego re-enactment).

Construction Workers Find Rare Intact Roman Tomb

Where the “No Ending a Sentence with a Preposition” Rule Comes From

Prayers to stop a dog from barking

Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball!

Where to Hit Someone to Inflict the Most Damage.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include secret rooms inside famous landmarks, Father’s Day advice from Homer Simpson, how nuts and bananas came to mean “crazy,” using barbed wire fences as early telephone wiring in the western states, and the anniversary of the Magna Carta signing.

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NATO’s Challenge Is Germany, Not America

During the recent NATO summit meeting, a rumbustious Donald Trump tore off a thin scab of niceties to reveal a deep and old NATO wound — one that has predated Trump by nearly 30 years and goes back to the end of the Cold War. In an era when the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact are now ancient history, ... Read More