A Gentler, Cleaner Anti-Semitism?

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Pay no attention to the slugs in Quebec. The next American wave will be more discreet. The young college students who are setting this in motion do so at the instruction of college professors,...

The Many Oaths of Jean-Jacques Dessaline

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I doubt anyone here knows of Jean-Jacques Dessaline. He was the first president of Haiti after the former slave-island had defeated the army of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804, who had invaded the island with an...

Putting the “SERVICE” Back into Public Service

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A favorite subject of mine (from a 2011 series, The History of Government Employment, Part IV), "service" is an important theme in an important election year, which could, if we do things right, dictate the course...

Why did John Wilkes Booth call Abraham Lincoln a “Tyrant”?

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When John Wilkes Booth put a bullet in Abraham Lincoln's head at Ford's Theatre on April 14th.1865, he jumped over the balcony rail onto the stage, broke his leg, then stood up, faced the audience, and proclaimed "Sic...

How Things Work

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After spending 20 years learning how things worked on the upper floors of government (military) bureaucracy and Fortune 500 corporate management I spent another 20 years at the other end of the economic and...

Wyatt Earp’s Justifications for Killing off the Cowboys

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"For my handling of the situation at Tombstone, I have no regrets. Were it to be done over again, I would do exactly as I did at that time. If the outlaws and their friends and allies imagined that they could intimidate or exterminate...