This video is worth your time. It is long. But it is worth your time. Murray & Putnam: Is Class Division Tearing U.S. Apart? from The Aspen Institute 2012e– and The Atlantic on FORA.tv A longer post on similar themes is in the works. Until that post is completed this is an excellent place to […]
These two gems were posted this week over at American Creation, the blogosphere’s best American history blog. They are worth sharing.
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 […]
…Then nothing ever will. Other videos in the series can be seen here and here. H/T to the League of Ordinary Gentlemen.
Via Foreign Policy Watch comes this entertaining documentary on the North Korean film industry: Less than 1,200 Americans have been allowed entry into North Korea since the Korean War. The accounts of their experiences in the bizarre other-world that is North Korea are fascinating – and terrifying. They are enduring testaments to facts normally forgotten: […]
To the readership: As he is heading to the mainland to visit family for a month or so, this author will be in lost in transit for the next few days. Expect posting to be light over the next week. Likewise, I ask the proprietors of the other sites I frequent (and occasionally start arguments […]
Wikileaks edited and presented this incident in a manner that can be called nothing but blatantly dishonest. This video presents portions of the full 40 minute video that Wikileaks left out. At this moment it has received 500 hits. The Wikileaks video has received 5 million. I ask my readers to spread this video to […]
“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” A post on this theme of Hayek’s is in the works. Keep posted.
Philippines ‘witness’ recounts killings Al Jazeera. 26 November 2009. This video is the best I have yet seen on the Mindanao massacre. Al Jazeera has once again has trumped Western news organizations in investigative ability. The composure of Ismael Mangudadatu is astounding. To lose a wife and a sister and still have the fortitude to […]
East vs. West — the Myths that Mystify Devdutt Pattanik. TED. November 2009. I endorse this presentation with some hesistance. Pattanik’s presentation is convincing, even brilliant, but there are limitations to the argument he makes. It has been 30 years since the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism. The book’s publication brought about the collapse of […]