Warning of the coming “Strange Death of Europe”

EU flag burning on the ground

Summary: Immigration and loss of confidence in its culture and values. Either is survivable for Europe as a society. The combination might not be. Here is the Introduction from The Strange Death of Europe, a controversial book about one of the great stories of our time. This is the second in a series about this book. … Continue reading Warning of the coming “Strange Death of Europe”

Martin van Creveld: even in Hell, Hitler has news for us

Summary: Hitler in Hell is one of the most important books of the year. As America drifts to fascism, we must understand what happened to Germany. Books like this can help us avoid taking a dark path like they did. It can happen here, in some form.   The fall of Germany to fascism was … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: even in Hell, Hitler has news for us

About polar bears & science on the front lines of global warming

Starving Svalbard polar bear

Summary: Today's post reviews a book about applied climate science, discussing polar bears -- poster animals for the effects of global warming. It tells the rest of the story, the good news. It's well worth reading. Review of Susan Crockford's new book: Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change. For thirty years we have heard increasingly … Continue reading About polar bears & science on the front lines of global warming

Liz Bennett couldn’t marry Darcy. Nor can your daughter.

Pride and Prejudice

Summary: America's social structure changes slowly and unnoticed, taking us to a future with the class system of the past. Jane Austin's books describe our children's lives -- unless we take back the reins of America. We can do that now. If we wait too long, we won't be able to do so.  {This is … Continue reading Liz Bennett couldn’t marry Darcy. Nor can your daughter.

How “The Dictator’s Handbook” can help us reform America

The Dictator's Handbook

Summary: Here Martin van Creveld reviews one of the most interesting recent books about politics. It is of great relevance as the Second Republic (built on the Constitution) slowly dies. Harsh insights are needed to save it, or perhaps to build a better Third Republic on its ruins.   "Book of the Month" The Dictator's … Continue reading How “The Dictator’s Handbook” can help us reform America