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  • Syria a French legacy, not British

     Syria a French legacy, not British
    While British imperialism may have been a mixed blessing for many nations that previously composed the British empire, certainly Syria was not one of them ("British imperialism made a mess in Syria; now they want us to clean up after them," Sept. 11). The letter writer, after checking the history of the region, should note that Syria came under French and not British domination and that ever since Syria gained its independence, France has felt a certain amount of responsibility for that nation's future.
  • Julia Andree Delbourgo

    Julia Andree Delbourgo
    Julia Andree Delbourgo, who hid from the Nazis in wartime France and, after immigrating to the U.S. with her family, taught French in Baltimore private schools, died of cancer Sept. 7 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Pikesville resident...

    Marin Alsop leads historic Last Night of the Proms

    Marin Alsop leads historic Last Night of the Proms
    LONDON -- The Last Night of the Proms became a First Night for Women on Saturday when Marin Alsop walked onto the stage of the massive and festively adorned Royal Albert Hall and made a bit of history in this history-drenched country. “A lot has...

    Fort McHenry captures the glory of Defenders' Day

    Fort McHenry captures the glory of Defenders' Day
    Baltimore went a little War-of-1812-crazy last year, when some 1.5 million people crowded into the Inner Harbor to celebrate the bicentennial of the last time Great Britain invaded the U.S. And things should get even crazier next year, when Charm City...

    British imperialism made a mess in Syria; now they want us to clean up after them

    British imperialism made a mess in Syria; now they want us to clean up after them
    Most people have apparently made up their minds about what we should do about Syria, but I find myself dithering ("The decisive moment," Sept. 9). Doing nothing seems like a terrible idea, and military action seems also seems a terrible idea. It comes...