Dying for the Right

Dying for a Cause is not the same as arguing a Cause. What stands out about the Civil War (1860-1865, for those of you who still read) is that both sides sent their sons to...

Picking the Good Guys from the Bad Guys

The Natural Law of Who Chooses This is partly another lecture on American Exceptionalism, for it is still unique to America and alien to the rest of the world. But it's also a continuation of discussions...

Teaching History to C-Students, not just A-Students; a Note to Conservatives

Yesterday I saw a tweet by Mark Levin, plugging an August 19, 2019 article at The Federalist by Josh Lawson, "8 Back-to-School Books to Protect Students from Leftist Brainwashing". Other than throwing in an updated version of...

Politically Incorrect, The Coarsening of Political Language in America

To fix this: We can start with brutal "honesty."

Protecting “Democracy in America” from Hot-Tub Socialists

Gunnar Myrdal was a Swedish Nobel Prize academician who was many thing to many people; social scientist, economist, and classic social liberal of the 1940s and 50s. So far as I know, however, he...

Melancholy, a Ten-Minute Indulgence

Just to shut you down for about ten minutes, remind you of your place... ...and our place.   Both from Ken Burns films: Lewis and Clark https://youtu.be/llhs1p2xNgo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTONjssOqc Ashokan Farewell, Civil War https://youtu.be/uZmxZThb084 Ashokan Farewell-Sullivan Ballou Letter https://youtu.be/1VK1KcZoDu0