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Having spent the last six months preparing a history of Harvard University’s mission to Moscow in the 1990s and the scandal that ensued (to appear sometime this summer), I have often been reminded of William Faulkner’s apothegm: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”  This is as true of the Trump-Russia story as it is of the larger and more intricate realm of US-Russia relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Holman Jenkins, Jr., the least predictable columnist at The Wall Street Journal, noted last week (subscription required) that Watergate analogies in the Trump Russia controversy are