In Punjab in 1919 public discontent with British colonial rule was growing. In Amritsar ruthless but stupid Brig-General Reginald Dyer ordered his troops to fire at point-blank range on a large crowd of Indian protesters. Hundreds died. This massacre was denounced in Parliament in London by Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for War and no slouch as a public speaker…Read More
Quote of the Day:
May 20, 2013
“You just get a lot more perspective and oxygen to your brain when you’re outside the Beltway.”
-Mark McKinnon, Bush Capmaign Strategist, Politico, 12/27/2010
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