Summary: We applaud the heroism and sacrifices of our troops, but remain blind to the incapacity of our army. Here William Lind explains our military's core problem and how to fix it. Only our intervention will make this possible (excerpt through crushing defeat, as happened to Prussia). "The spirit of the army is the spirit … Continue reading William Lind: a voice from the past explains our broken army
Summary: Today Locke Peterseim gives us something different than his usually insightful review of a summer blockbuster; he gives a macro-review of summer blockbusters as an art form. What does their triumph over what might be called "real" films (i.e., with plots, characters, etc) reveal about us? This is one of his best. Post your … Continue reading The one review for all this summer’s hottest blockbusters!
Summary: America has wealth and power never before seen in history. Yet the 1% reap the gains of our astonishing productivity while an underclass grows in our cities and rural areas. This post looks at one aspect of this, the price paid by American babies for our national mismanagement. There is no point in getting … Continue reading Why do so many new-born babies die unnecessarily in America, the City on a Hill?
Summary: What lies in the future of the Middle East once the specter of an nuclear-armed Iran disappears (said tobe imminent every year since 1984)? Not peace, unfortunately. Stratfor describes what to expect in the next chapter of this misgoverned region. Aftershocks of the Iran Deal: Why Middle Eastern Conflicts Will Escalate Stratfor, 28 August … Continue reading Stratfor describes the Middle East – after the Iran deal
Summary: Martin van Creveld looks at one of the great phenomena of our time, one which has seriously damaged our world -- the death of history (the study of history). He describes how it happens. See the posts at the end for examples of its ill effects. The Fall and Rise of History By … Continue reading Martin van Creveld sees the Rise and Fall of History, followed by Amnesia