History

This Could Be Our 1989

You might think that the greatest political, cultural, economic shock of our lifetimes, right here in the USA, would unleash a torrent of salient and incisive commentary. There’s been some good, some confused, some angry. But mostly what I’ve seen is a kind of mouth-open shocked.

What was once regarded as expertise lies in ruins.Here’s the problem: all the experts were wrong. I’m in the same boat as almost everyone else. We followed the cues we had – polls, betting odds, our own intuitions – but they were all misleading, and everyone underestimated the vulnerability of the status quo. Admitting this takes humility – vast oceans of it. It challenges us to throw away what we thought we knew and consider a new way of thinking.

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Iraqi Christians – The Latest Sad Chapter in the History of the Unarmed

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George Santayana, in “The Life of Reason,” said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Unfortunately, the past century is replete with painful lessons of the connection between defenseless people and tyranny.

History is replete with lessons of the connection between defenseless people & tyranny.

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In Europe, as the Nazi’s rounded up the Jews, they faced virtually no resistance.  Most Americans are familiar with the concentration camps, and believe this is where the worst occurred.  In reality, the concentration camps were a final step in the evolution of the “final solution.”

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Observational vs Historical Science

There is a difference between Observational Science and Historical Science.  Understanding the difference is important.

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George Washington’s Sacred Fire

In honor of Independence Day, please enjoy this video discussing an outstanding book called “George Washington’s Sacred Fire.”  If you’re interested in the book, there is a link below the video.

George Washington’s Sacred Fire

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