The Forgotten Honor of World War I

Afghanistan war

Summary: We continue James Bowman's series about honor by looking at the last major war in which honor was sincerely at stake in the minds of its participants. We can and should learn much from it, if we try. Lyo-lyok: “Dear me, you are a silly. There are no boundaries among the geese.” Wart: “What … Continue reading The Forgotten Honor of World War I

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An America without heroes. We’ll miss them.

Summary: This brilliant essay by James Bowman describes our lack of heroes, a theme often discussed here and of underappreciated importance to American society. It has taken generations to remove the love of heroes. We might regret it for even longer.   "A World Without Heroes" By James Bowman. Speech to the 13 Stars Social … Continue reading An America without heroes. We’ll miss them.

Science, the Google memo, & our usual political hysteria

Men and Women

Summary: The Google memo shows how, as usual in America, chaos results when politics and science collide. Here are notes by James Bowman, journalists, and scientists explaining different aspects of the debate to us. Contents. Bowman looks at the debate. Articles mentioned. Scientists comment on the Google memo. About James Bowman. For More Information. About … Continue reading Science, the Google memo, & our usual political hysteria

James Bowman gives an extraordinary review of “Dunkirk”

Dunkirk (2017)

Summary: James Bowman has written an extraordinary review of the new film Dunkirk not just as entertainment but as history. It is a history of the event in June 1940, and a history of how the 1958 and 2017 films about Dunkirk show that we have changed. "The British Empire and the French Republic, linked … Continue reading James Bowman gives an extraordinary review of “Dunkirk”