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NYT Mikhail Kalashnikov Obit Omits Most Important Fact

Mikhail Kalashnikov, father of the AK-47, is dead at the age of 94. From the New York Times obituary by C. J. Chivers: His role in the rifle’s creation, and the attention showered on him by the Kremlin’s propaganda machine, … Continue reading

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Is This The Book You Thought C.J. Chivers Would Write?

When New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers went missing from the paper some months ago, the logical assumption was that he’d taken time off to write a book about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, both of which he has … Continue reading

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