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.
Summary: The FM website has changed in recent months. This is an annoucement of that change. This is what they call in serial fiction (e.g., TV, comic books) a retroactive continuity (retcon). This site was born as one providing analysis. It's readers were not satisfied, demanding solutions -- and rightly so. After months of evolution, … Continue reading Re-envisioning the FM website, becoming soldiers in the war for American’s future
Here are some excerpts from Money and Class in America by Lewis H. Lapham (1988). He expands on a major theme of this site, how we have come to see America as a ship in which we sail as passgengers -- entitled to complain about the decore and service, but about which we feel no … Continue reading Observations about America by Lewis Lapham
My series about America has sparked much discussion, unusually intense (as it goes on the FM site). How can we reform America? My opinion is simple (perhaps simplistic): We are in this together. Reality/nature/God enforces collectively responsibility. Individually we are weak. Collectively we are strong. Our reluctance to take personal responsibility for the Republic is … Continue reading Fixing American: taking responsibility is the first step