It’s said that “history” is written by the winners, skewing it one way or another. In recent times, history has been unmade by media — as FDR and Charles Lindbergh exemplify.

What if they called a war and peace broke out instead? That's exactly what happened during the Christmas season of 1914 when the soldiers themselves called a truce and, had it not been for intervention by the higher authorities on both sides, World War I might have ended.

CFR author Benn Steil admits Soviet agent Harry Dexter White, the top economic advisor to FDR and the architect of the Bretton Woods Conference that created the IMF and World Bank, also played a key role in bringing about the “Day of Infamy.”

On December 4, 1945, the United States Senate passed the United Nations Participation Act, committing the United States to full, active participation in the United Nations.

On the first Thanksgiving Day, the Pilgrims began a custom of placing five grains of corn at the table so that the reason for their rejoicing might not be forgotten. Five grains of corn was the daily ration during those desperate days before the harvest when food was scarcely to be had.