Vital but lost history: how we overthrew Iran’s democracy

END THE WAR IN IRAN

Summary: As Trump prepares to wreck the deal with Iran, let's remember our first engagement with Iran -- when we helped overthrow their democracy. We have forgotten about this; they have not. Remembering is the first step to learning. Excerpt from "A Prize from Fairyland" By Andrew Bacevich. London Review of Books, 2 November 2017. Review … Continue reading Vital but lost history: how we overthrew Iran’s democracy

A simple solution to the political violence afflicting America

Violence

Summary: Here is a summary of the political violence afflicting America, and a simple recommendation about what to do about it. This is a conclusion to a long series of posts about these disturbing trends. First, look at the far Left in action. This is cartoon but represents true events. The often violent war on … Continue reading A simple solution to the political violence afflicting America

The photo that made Nathan Damigo leader of the alt-Right

Summary: America has entered an age of revolutions. This year the counter-revolution by the Right began. It is as ugly as the Left's revolution; perhaps worse. Unless we act soon, the struggle between our mad extremes will decide America's fate. "Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." --- … Continue reading The photo that made Nathan Damigo leader of the alt-Right

Disturbing next steps in the gender revolution

Good girls revolt

Summary: The gender revolution is remaking American society. It's new terrain explored on the FM website during the past two years. Now we go from reporting superficial changes to digging for the important ones. This post discusses what TV and films tell us about the evolution of romance in America. This is the second chapter in … Continue reading Disturbing next steps in the gender revolution

Trump, not Sanders, is the revolutionary

Summary:  Journalists and political gurus dismiss Sanders as a wannabe revolutionary while focusing on the minutia of the GOP presidential horse-race. That's wrong. Trump is a revolutionary, and only seeing the big picture reveals why. Even if he fails (as he probably will), others will travel the trail he blazed. "Although Nero's death had at … Continue reading Trump, not Sanders, is the revolutionary