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Symmetry in Cuba

Via CNN:  Marines who removed flag at U.S. Embassy in Havana see it raised again

The gap between the flag coming down and going back up (54 years) was such that my first reaction was to to be mildly surprised that the three marines in question were still alive.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. Ron Beasley says:

    my first reaction was to to be mildly surprised that the three marines in question were still alive.

    Thanks Stephen, I don’t think they are much older than I am.

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  2. JohnMcC says:

    I join Mr B above. That flag was lowered three years before Uncle Sam sent me his greetings. I’m still kicking — maybe not as high or as often but it’s just as much fun.

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  3. Ron Beasley says:

    @JohnMcC: I attended college for 4 years before getting my notice in 1968 but I was 22 then.

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  4. @Ron Beasley: Well, I honestly had no idea how old they were when the flag came down, and the odds of a specific group of three to make it 54 years seemed on the lower side.

    It wasn’t an age crack 😉

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  5. michael reynolds says:

    @Ron Beasley:

    Wait, you’re still alive?

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  6. Ron Beasley says:

    @michael reynolds: Yes but I did have an ultrasound on my neck on Friday to check my Carotid arteries.

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