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Why Greece’s ‘Suicidal’ Referendum Is Still a Good Idea

While It Won’t Save the Economy, a Vote at Least May Prevent Social and Political Upheaval

After months of difficult negotiations, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for a public vote Sunday on whether or not Greece should accept the austerity measures that its creditors are demanding to avoid default and a possible ejection from the euro currency zone. The international reaction to the planned referendum has been swift, and nearly universally negative, accusing the leftist Greek leader of temporizing and engaging in a bit of demagoguery at the expense of his creditors and nation. …


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Who We Were

Growing Up at Gettysburg

My Family’s Antique Shop by the Historic Battlefield Has Helped Customers—and Me—Connect to Our Nation's History

“Do you have the kind of bullet that killed Lincoln?” asked a tourist buying a Derringer pistol, wearing a God Bless America t-shirt. I looked up from the counter a bit confused. I’d come in late after watching Steven Spielberg and Doris Kearns Goodwin speak at Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery for the 149th Remembrance Day, the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s address. I was cold and my coffee had only begun to wake me up.

“It should be the size of …


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