Summary: Martin van Creveld looks at a disturbing trend in the West -- the increasing age of adulthood. We expect less maturity from young adults and deny them the responsibility that helps them grow. They live down to our expectations. Both they and society are the losers from this. “Infantilization” By Martin van Creveld. … Continue reading Martin van Creveld warns about the infantilization of our youth
Summary: Why did NAZI Germany not build an atomic bomb, despite their long head start? This is a powerful story of individuals under intense pressure, with conflicting moral obligations and facing great personal risk, deciding to do what's bestt for America. It is one of the great success stories of WWII, and can inspire us … Continue reading The success of the NAZI atomic bomb program can inspire us today
Summary: We would understand this election better by consulting a wider range of experts than the usual journalists (experts on the election steeplechase) and political gurus (experts on the electoral games). This post looks at the psychology of the manipulator and the victim, which nicely describes the roles of elite and voter in America today. … Continue reading Psychology explains Campaign 2016: the 8 tactics of manipulation & lying that win elections
Summary: The pasts of other nations provide insights into the problems of America today, free lessons of what works and what fails. Some pasts are more relevant than most. Some are more disturbing. Some are both; these are the ones that deserve your attention. . As discussed here previously, NAZI Germany was the first nation … Continue reading We love the Constitution yet hate our government. The past tells us why.
Summary: Posts on the FM website almost always provide either bad news or painful recommendations. Today's post describes one of the few bursts of sunlight through the clouds darkening America. Two journalists have stumbled upon the first step to reforming America. Should they be heard -- should we take them seriously -- great things might … Continue reading Is this the dawn of a new age? Two journalists see the first step to reforming America.