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The Russian honeypot

The Russian honeypot

In the world of espionage, the “honeypot” is trap in which someone seduces an unsuspecting diplomat or embassy employee. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union developed a certain expertise in using honeypots to extract information from CIA operatives, FBI agents, and ambassadors.

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The Iraq War was a huge ethical leap backwards

The Iraq War was a huge ethical leap backwards

World War II, for example, with its shared sacrifices across all sectors of society, created an ethos of solidarity and mutual connection, a sense that there was a “we” that transcended individualism and selfishness in the name of a higher purpose. That ethos, already under attack in subsequent years, was totally and finally pushed out of public consciousness by the war in Iraq.

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