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  • Embassy Row: 'We're best friends'

    Twelve generations after John Winthrop left England in 1630 to seek religious liberty in Massachusetts, his descendant Matthew Winthrop Barzun will soon return as U.S. ambassador.

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  • Mr. Barzun told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations this week that Winthrop's words apply today in the ties between United States and the United Kingdom.

    Embassy Row: 'We're best friends' →

  • Mr. Barzun said during his confirmation hearing this week that he struggled to explain to the youngest of his three children the meaning of the "special relationship" between the two countries.

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