I've noticed over the years that "whatever you can say has been said before", and all too often said better then I could say, especially with limited time.
Before the Internet, so much knowledge just wasn't available, but now it just takes some curiosity and a few keystrokes to gain considerable enlightenment on virtually any topic. For this reason my blog is loaded with URL links to online material. This lets me stand on the shoulders of giants.
Following are links to people and websites I favor
... in progress
Daily, check for articles of interest
Russian Times (RT)
If time permits ...
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