The Atheist Conservative shows why secular conservatism continues to be an irrelevant and impotent force in American politics

Summary: Looking at the margins of a political movement often reveals much about its core, as people on the extremes display traits the mainstream conceals. For example, Marxists show many unexamined values held by Liberals. Today FM website author Joe Bonham looks at atheist conservatives, a group in the larger conservative movement that shows interesting … Continue reading The Atheist Conservative shows why secular conservatism continues to be an irrelevant and impotent force in American politics

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Will the Taliban Give us a Taste of Armageddon?

Summary: Many comparisons have been made between the War on Terror, AKA "The Long War", and Vietnam. Needless to say, our leaders prefer to think about happy counterinsurgencies, like the Philippines, Malaysia, and... the Philippines. Since fantasy is so much more appealing than reality (and makes for a better powerpoint slide), the Pentagon has learned … Continue reading Will the Taliban Give us a Taste of Armageddon?

Pain and misery builds discipline!

Summary:  The War on Terror is often compared to Vietnam, with good reason.  But the War on Terror is remarkably similar to another movement in our nation's past, a dark chapter in American history that most Americans don't like to think about.  Slavery.  An article by the newest contributor to the FM website. The 2006 FM post The … Continue reading Pain and misery builds discipline!

Generals read “Ender’s Game” and see their vision of the future Marine Corps

Summary:  The outline for today's post comes from the youngest member of the FM website's staff, a Marine Corporal.  He's completed one tour in Afghanistan and will deploy again in early 2011.  Here he describes a dark side to one of the most popular science fiction books of the past 20 years, widely read by members of the US … Continue reading Generals read “Ender’s Game” and see their vision of the future Marine Corps