Bowman shatters the usual trite ideas about the start of WWI. Change the the names and details, much of it applies to the War on Terror.
Summary: As a New Year looms ahead, fears of doom or even an apocalypse fill the minds of Americans. William Lind asks a question on many minds, and gives a provocative answer. It provides a context for our fears -- and hopes. When Will the World End? By William Lind from TraditionalRIGHT. With the commemoration … Continue reading William Lind explains when the world will end
Summary: Confidence rules America, with US markets at or near record high valuations and Team Trump expanding our wars. Time for a reminder that our ability to predict events is small, which means these moments of great confidence are periods of high risk. This is a revised post from 2014. “We seem to be living … Continue reading WWI warns us about markets’ ability to see the future
Summary: We continue James Bowman's series about honor by looking at the last major war in which honor was sincerely at stake in the minds of its participants. We can and should learn much from it, if we try. Lyo-lyok: “Dear me, you are a silly. There are no boundaries among the geese.” Wart: “What … Continue reading The Forgotten Honor of World War I
Summary: Hope for a better future comes from flashes of the past, proof that we're capable of better things that we do today. Once such moment was the creation after WWII of a new world order based on law (now ruined by our hands). Another was the truce on Christmas 1914 in the trenches of … Continue reading The 1914 Christmas Truce gives us hope for tomorrow