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We have moved to a new site and have a new name: Johnreisinger.net

This blog will now be called Magnetic Declinations: John Reisinger’s blog exploring the obscure corners of history, writing, and other things. The new address is johnreisinger.net Come check it out! Advertisements

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Air raids; effective…and not

Here’s an obvious question for WWII buffs: Which air attack caused more damage,  the Pearl Harbor attack or the Doolittle raid on Tokyo? Simple, huh? The Pearl Harbor attack involved over 350 airplanes and and wrecked the American Pacific fleet, … Continue reading

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Witch hunts, past and present

A few nights ago, I went to a trivia contest at the local Elks. One of the questions was to name the senator involved in the “anti-communist witch hunts” of the 1950s. (It was Joseph McCarthy) A bonus point was … Continue reading

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Culture clash

Advocates of multiculturalism take it as an article of faith that all cultures are created equal, just a little, well, different. Regardless of the relative “worth” of cultures, one thing is unmistakable; cultures can be very different and can cause … Continue reading

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Tai won on

My publisher, Kensington, has leased foreign rights to Master Detective to the Goodness Publishing Company in Taiwan, who will publish a Chinese language edition next year. That’s fine with me as long as they don’t expect me to proof the … Continue reading

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