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Thursday, July 17, 2008
Usually I put something up on this blog to mark July 20, the anniversary of the failed but valiant attempt on Hitler's life by a group of German army officers, senior politicians, and diplomats, most of them ennobled in Germany's ancient social hierarchy even before they became so in deed, and all of whom paid dearly.

But as I will most likely be out of blog-range on the 20th this year, I'll just send flowers: