From Christopher Dickey, the author of "Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South" and "Securing the City," this site provides updates and footnotes on history, espionage, terrorism, fanaticism, policing and counterinsurgency linked to Dickey's columns for The Daily Beast and his other writings; also, occasional dialogues, diatribes, and contributions from friends.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
What to do about Iran? What to do about Trump!? Recent appearances on MSNBC and France24
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Christopher Dickey on Trump and D-Day+75: Essays, Video, Photographs
Trump's core political support is based on money for the rich and emotions for the masses. His photo ops with the British royals strike a note with the first, his shout-outs for the heroes of Omaha Beach speak to the latter.
U.S.-U.K. Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
As Britain plunges toward Brexit, the belief that Trump will receive it with open arms is really all they have left to cling to.
Trumpists Are Fighting Against Everything the Heroes of D-Day Fought For
The president, born the year after the war ended, does not remember and probably does not want to know what brought it on or what it was fought to end.
More photographs from Arromanches and Colleville-sur-Mer:
|Scattered among the crosses and stars of David at the American Normandy Cemetery are those dedicated to soldiers whose bodies could not be identified.|
|A lot of Europeans like to dress up like American soldiers and congregate here with vintage jeeps and motorcycles. This authentic looking group of Italians came from Parma. Great attention to historical detail, except for the guy on his cell phone.|
|Dawn. The view from my window at the Hotel la Marine in Arromanches, with derelict caissons near and far.|
|On the beach at Arromanches.|
|The day after the D-DAy+75 celebrations.|
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