Day: May 7, 2017

The Horror! The Horror!

The Horror! The Horror!

May 7, 2017
I’m constantly amazed by the ability of those in power to create a narrative trusted by a gullible non-critical thinking populace. Appealing to emotions, when you have millions of functionally illiter…
Trump’s Amateur Hour on Israel

Trump’s Amateur Hour on Israel

May 7, 2017
President Trump’s expressed desire to resolve, somehow, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is welcome, but the grounds for skepticism about this outweigh the reasons for hope. The principal reason for s…
Madison was Right about War

Madison was Right about War

May 7, 2017
Given that so many Americans continue to express gratitude to the troops for their forever service in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and elsewhere, it would be worthwhile to revisit the immor…
Why Study History?

Why Study History?

May 7, 2017
As liberal Democrats for the most part, United States historians have no doubt been having a field day with Donald Trump’s recently reported clueless comments on United States history. The president’s…