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"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." —Franklin Roosevelt, "The Four Freedoms," 6 January 1941

Real Name: Brett Blake

DOB: 8 November 1953

Gender: Male

Location: MA, USA

Occupation: Semi-retired

Groups: National Security Kos, Foreign Relations

Hobbies: Writing, reading, long walks in the moonlight?

Home Page:

Twitter: @papicek

Diaries published: 81 (713 days since last diary on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 8989 (713 days since last comment on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 770

Total Comment Ratings: 23644

Most Recommended Diary: BP's Oil Bomb: Looking Back At Sick Salt Marshes, 40 Years Later & A Decade After Exxon Valdez, 21 comments, 42 recommends

People Following papicek: 38

papicek's Most Recent Diaries:

Americans are hysterical. This was evident in the reaction to Chris Hayes' thoughtful question whether we should be calling American service-people "heroes" in knee-jerk fashion . We neither think ...
by papicek
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Crossposted from Antemedius . One of Solzhenitsyn's most chilling stories concerned ...
by papicek
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat May 28, 2011 at 05:02 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Cross posted from Antemedius . Well. I hate love to say I told you so, but yes, this is what I predicted over a ...
by papicek
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon May 23, 2011 at 08:12 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Somethings are hard to do, but I cannot let this one go unremarked. Let me first of all commend (yes, commend, you read that right) the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, a body I've frequently ...
by papicek
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 13, 2011 at 06:44 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Pardon my alliterative mood. It may be an off day for me, but the world still continues to spin, burn, fold, spindle and mutilate itself, and yours truly is here to report.
by papicek
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 11, 2011 at 11:31 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
(h/t to Laura Rozen aka The Cable , blogging at Foreign Policy) This one ...
by papicek
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue May 10, 2011 at 05:00 PM PDT with 5 Recommends

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