William Lind looks for solutions in an unlikely place to the West's deep problems. Like me, he moves beyond diagnosis of problems – complaining – to seeking solutions. More people doing this would start a new era for America. It won't be easy.
Summary: How might the various jihadest organizations evolve during the next decade? They might follow the same path as emerging industries in capitalist economies, driven by the same forces of competition to to grow and innovate so that the best grow far larger than anyone imagined possible at their beginnings. We cannot imagine the details, … Continue reading Jihadists will prosper using the methods of America’s entrepreneurs.
Summary: The dream of Western civilization is the ascent from the darkness into the light, of improvement by each generation. For two centuries America has overcome (slowly) the ugly parts of our inheritance from the Founders. Civil rights for Blacks, women, gays. Shifting from imperialism to building a new world order after WWII based on … Continue reading Is America a Christian nation?
Summary: Looking at the margins of a political movement often reveals much about its core, as people on the extremes display traits the mainstream conceals. For example, Marxists show many unexamined values held by Liberals. Today FM website author Joe Bonham looks at atheist conservatives, a group in the larger conservative movement that shows interesting … Continue reading The Atheist Conservative shows why secular conservatism continues to be an irrelevant and impotent force in American politics
Summary: Religion has always been a powerful factor in American politics. So it has been, and so it today. Today's we have an excerpt from the always-interesting Foreign Affairs looking at the Tea Party, IMO the more interesting of the two protest movements that have arisen since America went off the rails in 2001. At … Continue reading God and the Tea Party Movement