This explains why we are the way we are. It points the way to reform and a better future, if we are willing to pay the price.
Summary: Here's a powerful poem by Rudyard Kipling. It's about Britain, but also about us. The past provides a mirror in which we can see ourselves, valuable given the clouded vision that afflicts us. These notes from the past can help us get a grip on ourselves, and perhaps retake the reins of America. "Recessional" … Continue reading Advice from Kipling & Orwell about America’s empire. Let’s listen.
Summary: Today's post is a basic primer for readers and journalists about providing news for the people of New America. To understand the product one must understand why and how it's used. We start with the news about ISIS, then consult a great 20th C journalist for an explanation. Contents How to find the … Continue reading One of journalism’s stars explains why & how to read the news
Summary: Today we look at one of the great mysteries of the 21st century, seeking explanations for America's mad pursuit of foreign wars despite their repeated failure, despite their irrelevance to preventing another 9-11 (many intel experts believe we're making another attack more likely). In their 13th years even the reasons for our wars remain … Continue reading Why we fight
Summary: None of our problems are unique. Even the problems of Empire, and the distorting effect of global power on our minds. Today we have some insights from George Orwell, examining the effect of cancerous nationalism on a nation's thinking. Change the names and it could have been written today. If you cannot see this, … Continue reading George Orwell sends us a note, giving some perspective on our situation