Prussians, Monty Python and the Stupidity of Blind Believers; The Thinking Beneath the Thinking

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In August, 1914, the first month of World War I, (then, also expected to be the last month), a German scientist, sitting with a group in Aachen which included Irvin S Cobb, then-journalist for...

The Green Fields of France

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America is not really very good at brinksmanship. For one, it goes against our grain. We're the only nation in the history of mankind who sent its armies, mostly volunteers, to defend, even liberate people...

Capitalists and Capitalism, Why we Sometimes Confuse Them

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(Repeated from October 11, 2011, ten years ago, when I was 65, proving I can sometimes be better than I am.) In the inquiry that follows we'll see why the Left is forceful in investing...

Natural Law, Afghanistan and Vietnam, Have We Learned Anything?

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I had a new chapter in my How Things Work in Natural Law series already outlined when History suddenly repeated itself over the past few days, proving the viability of those laws, which I'll...

How Things Work: The Law of Generations and the Children of the Rich

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This series is a tip for any would be scholar out there who can labor through more than 500 words of analysis. I'm an analyst, not a scholar, and am only looking for leads...

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...