Summary: What do turning points of history look like? To see those in the future, let's look at those in the past. Here's a quick look at big events of history that were not, and some that were. The Atlantic asks "What was the worst year in history?" It's a powerful question, offering a deeper … Continue reading Turning points in history – are we at another?
Summary: Slowly we begin to hear the warnings about our leaders. America is not a meritocracy, and our system promotes people with the traits of psychopaths. A cold hard insight that can help us choose better leaders for our future. “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want … Continue reading The psychopathic leaders of America
Summary: Now the wars have ended (although some Americans continue to fight abroad) we move to the next and equally difficult phase -- retrospective and learning. Too many Americans seek to skip this -- looking forward in ignorance rather than gaining something from our past. Here we look at a new article by James Fallow, … Continue reading Are we chickenhawks and so bear the responsibility for our lost wars since 9/11?
PJ O'Rourke is one of our few original thinkers (Wikipedia bio). His books provide valuable insights into our world: Holidays in Hell (1989) -- a look at the emerging (and unemerging) nations). Parliament of Whores (1991) -- a look at America, a look at us. Also, here's a plug for The Atlantic -- which I … Continue reading Quote of the day, by P. J. O’Rouke