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On this date… June 13, 1717… New York

On this date in 1717, the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois) Confederacy were conducting an investigation into the cause of a small pox epidemic.  They had sent investigators as far as Maryland and Virginia.  They met with the … Continue reading

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Selective Memories from Syria to Fort Pitt

President Obama is right to voice outrage at the use of chemical weapons in Syria.  While the concept of rules in warfare is a bit ironic, maintaining an international consensus against the use of these weapons, which kill civilians so … Continue reading

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