It should be this one. Read it. Then pass it on to every American you know who might possibly give a wit. And then pass it on to all those you know who obviously do not. In this Republic tyranny should not be stood for.
Monthly Archives: September 2010
One More Website To Waste Your Days Away….
I came across the website Five Books today. The gist is this: every day the website interviews one politician, scholar, or pundit by asking them to pick the best five books on their self-selected “specialty subject” and explain why these five books ought to be read by the broader public and how these books influenced […]
Intelligent Look at America’s Income Inequality
This month Slate has published an unusually thoughtful series on America’s rising income inequality. The series comes in ten segments, all penned by Slate columnist Timothy North. The Great Divergence: Trying to Understanding America’s Income Inequality I recommend the series to my readers without reservation, and note that Mr. North’s sections on the United State’s […]
Citizen Vigilantism: The Next Step in Mexico’s Drug War?
From an Associated Press wire: Mexico: Mob Beats to Death Suspected Kidnappers CBS News. 22 September 2010. CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Mexican authorities say a mob has beaten two alleged kidnappers to death in the northern border state of Chihuahua. Chihuahua state prosecutors’ spokesman Arturo Sandoval says dozens of angry people in the town of […]
Connecting the Dots: Social Mobility and Family Structure
It does not matter who you are or where you come from. In America, if you study long enough and work hard enough you can become anything. Every American child has heard this story. It is a shame it is not true. Earlier this year the OECD published a report on the various economic policies […]
I Thought I Had Something Insightful to Say About the Yen Intervention….
…but then I found my way to the Financial Times. Within a day of the story breaking they have published ten quality articles on the subject and collected them all into one “FT in Depth” special feature. Consider me impressed. I had planned on writing a post concerning the intervention’s relationship to Japan’s internal politics […]
The Onion Strikes Again
TIME Announces New Version Of Magazine Aimed At Adults This applies equally to Newsweek.
Turkey As Seen on September 12th
Consider: On May 31st a flotilla of ships organized by the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief tried to run the Israeli blockade of the Gaza strip. As expected, the Israelis used military force to stop the flotilla from ever reaching the shore. Nine Turks died before the day was over. […]
New (Better) Definition of Grand Strategy
In the post “Addendum to Dreaming Grand Strategy” I offered a tentative definition of the term “Grand Strategy”. It reads: “A grand strategy is any comprehensive strategy statesmen develop or utilize to fulfill their state’s chosen national purpose.” In crafting this definition I imagined myself quite original. Quite accidentally I happened across, “Saving the World […]
10 Rules for Dealing With Cops: A Video Every Citizen Should Watch
There are very few things I believe every citizen of the United States should read, hear, or see. This is one of them. The Republic stands on the strength of an informed citizenry capable of exercising oversight over their government. The government should always be an instrument in the hands of the people. As the […]