Posts Tagged ‘cold war’

With Victories Like These…

A dozen years or so ago I was complaining to my German friend, Marcus, about the dreadful loss of historic architecture in Portland and all across the country after WWII, and he said something that I found hilarious at the time but in retrospect, not so much. (Nazi accent) “After you destroyed our cities, you [...]

BERLUSCONI THREATENS TO VACATION IN ALASKA, ADVISE PALIN, IF ITALY IS BOUNCED FROM G-8; CRITICS SEE DIVERSION FROM ITALIAN LEADER’S SERIAL SEX SCANDALS AS SUMMIT BEGINS

On the eve of the G-8 summit, set to convene Wednesday in Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threatened to fly to Alaska to advise Sarah Palin, the state’s resigning governor, on her political future amid reports that Italy may be bounced from G-8 membership. Critics of the prime minister’s relationships with young starlets and models [...]