Why does a great nation choose its leaders so foolishly?

What has gone wrong with the American Republic?  Why do we choose our Presidents in such a bizarre fashion, often electing people with a combination of inexperience and personality disorders?  Results unlike those of any other major nation.  It's a broader problem, with our inability to reform our health care system another prime example. This … Continue reading Why does a great nation choose its leaders so foolishly?

The media – a broken component of America’s machinery to observe and understand the world

Summary:  This post examines our broken mainstream media, a vital component of America's observation-orientation-decision-action loop (the OODA loop).  Mark Steyn provides a a current illustration; Lewis Lapham shows that this results from a long period of decay.  At the end are links to other articles on this subject. The apparatus by which America sees the world, the news … Continue reading The media – a broken component of America’s machinery to observe and understand the world