Toward America’s Next Great Awakening, Rolling Thunder, Part II

I hesitate using the term "great awakening" here lest I get a chewing out by Larry Schweikart, a real historian, for pirating that term, for they were recognized periods in American history. But because...

Lamentations for a Fall that has not yet Occurred?

If you know your roof is leaking, your foundation sinking, or your pipes are leaking, you get them fixed. You call in a plumber or a specialist. It's a matter of survival. What you don't do...

Character, in Search of Humility

Is it a sign of less character  to be vain? How about excessively vain? Is it sign of low character to be arrogant? Or just excessive arrogant? Is it a sign of low character to display condescension...

The Many Oaths of Jean-Jacques Dessaline

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...

No Greater Love; Denying the Devil His Due

(A Memorial Day theme, cross-posted at, this is also one of the major themes of that entire site. Come show us some love.) In the mid 90s, before I began traveling to the Soviet...

Who Shook the Jar, by Mark Twain

0   Says it all about who's turning Americans against Americans