Topic: Chester Nimitz

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  • Where do big deficits come from? James M. Buchanan had an idea.

    James M. Buchanan, who died Wednesday, concluded that a government's rules often favor its own expansion. He furthered 'public choice theory,' which says that politicians and others tend to act in self-interest.

  • From Our Files: Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945

    Iwo Jima, a tiny volcanic island in the Pacific between the Marianas Islands and mainland Japan was the site of one of the most historic battles of World War II in which the United States captured the island from Japan.Here is reporter John Beaufort's account, originally published in the Feb. 23, 1945 issue of The Christian Science Monitor.