Summary: Our past can help us to better understand our present. The ills of the present didn't just appear, and often can be seen more clearly in the past -- such as our penchant for believing fables. This post has it all: a great story about Robert Heinlein's astonishing prescience, the Evil Empire, demographic collapse, … Continue reading Did Robert Heinlein in 1961 predict the fall of the Soviet Union? Lessons learned from this.
Summary: Our political pundits focus on the "election as horse race" to conceal the relatively small policy differences between the two parties, and so sooth a somnolent public who might become restive if they understood the nature of the New America being constructed on the ruins of the Second Republic. Here are some articles to … Continue reading The votes were counted and one wing of our one ruling party won. Rejoice!