Putin's menacing Russia just a little bit of history repeating

March 4, 2015 1:42 AM

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IN HIS play Murder in the Cathedral, TS Eliot describes the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, as a silently ordered hit. The English king, Henry II, did not need to give a direct order; his knights knew what to do with somebody seen to be undermining the state.

Eliot may have set his play in 12th-century England, but he wrote it in 1935, barely two years after Adolf Hitler had come to power in Germany.

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