American Exceptionalism #17: The American How-To Book

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I'll get to #'s 1 thru 16 later. We've talked about them before. Note the book cover, which I only ran across a week or so ago. It was printed in 1908, in New York,...

Mexico Lindo, A Brief History

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Three men, standing at the Mexican border, looking south: Man #1: Mexico Lindo. Man #2: I don't see nothin' so 'lindo' about it. Man #3: Just looks like more of Texas to me. Man #1: You have no eyes! (Iconic lines...

First Principles about America; First Questions

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Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy...

A Memo to President Trump: Beware of the Green Card Bias

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This is a hard subject to talk about. President Trump and I belong to a generation when the natural law of "becoming American" was still operational, even for Indians who immigrated here in the 1960s....

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

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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...

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

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"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.