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U.S. Route 25: From Corbin to Tokyo, via Gardiner Lane

In 1939, Winston Churchill claimed Russia to be “…a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”  That was 25 years before Col. Harlan Sanders sold his budding chicken empire to John Y. Brown, Jr. and friends, creating the incarnation of the company we know today as KFC.  If Sir Churchill were alive today, he might describe KFC as an oxymoron, wrapped in a contradiction, inside a paradox. A company made famous by its once-eponymous fried chicken shuns the word fried.  A company that tries to hide the…