The Shotgun and Rewriting History

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From an old grizzled veteran (my age) named Mike, who contributed a lot of wisdom to our Veterans'Tales site for a few years: You're asleep when  you hear  a thump outside your  bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly ...

In Celebration of the Neocons

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In 2004, awaiting a vote in the newly liberated Iraq, their first democratic vote ever, I wrote my first published essay, "Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East", a 5500 word opus, and a pro-Iraq...

Christianity and the Changing Face of Islam since 2001

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I published a short reminder in 2001 about the generational differences between the people who had to confront the killers of 9/11 and those who had to deal with the alliance who attacked Pearl Harbor and...

Trade Brinksmanship, not Trade War, versus Globalism

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"Trade War" is a term the enemies of Donald Trump use to denigrate his proposals for restoring a balance to American trade policies. Only it's not "trade war" but trade brinkmanship, which, as it was first used to define...

20 Year Olds in Iran keep a Freedom Torch Alive Thought Extinguished 40 Years...

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20 year-old Iranians are taking to the streets demanding a return of freedoms that were taken away almost 40 years ago, long before they were born. How did they know? Who told them? Meanwhile, many of...

“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society”, Hal Holbrook

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  You'd have to watch a lot of Hal Holbrook's presentations to find the one quoted in the title. But I heard off an old LP from 40 years ago, and he was comparing the differences between the North and the South at the time...