Tag: politics

For Only Men

For Only Men

For most of us recalling the history of, say, the "1800s" is not that important on a daily basis. In comparison, it is absolutely critical that those empowered by us to decide our laws are able to do so. Therefore it is downright scary when laws are suggested or interpreted today based on an inaccurate and/or incomplete knowledge of our past.

The Ongoing Menace

The Ongoing Menace

Removing abortion rights is but an interim goal to serve as a means toward achieving a much broader social and political end.

“Shall we never return home?”

“Shall we never return home?”

As we disturbingly see, day in and day out, this world NEVER leaves us without new material.

Red, White, And Blue

Red, White, And Blue

Even as I finished writing this, I still had had no title in mind for this post. Then one moments ago hit me. Poppies are ”red” and both the U.S.A. and Russia have flags of ”red, white, and blue.”

Fear Of History

Fear Of History

The anti-“Critical race theory” carryings on is more proof too many whites in particular wish not to discuss and even to dismiss a past that was often undeniably savage and morally indefensible – and yet many even living in that past, such as Thomas Jefferson, at the time themselves knew what they were living was both.

Glimpses Of The Past Country… In The Present Day

Glimpses Of The Past Country… In The Present Day

There is no such thing as especially a woman being ”over-educated” and only an obnoxious and “under-educated” man in 2022 would say that there is.

“The Nation’s history and traditions”

“The Nation’s history and traditions”

This is in reply really of course to your email ranting about the Supreme Court leak. You want my initial reaction? Okay.

“An American president struggling to keep the country out of a war…”

“An American president struggling to keep the country out of a war…”

I told her that I am hearing from people online wanting to know where it is - which is a nice feeling. In recent weeks I admit WWIII perhaps starting sort of distracted me as I polished it off. I kept thinking: Who really cares about a new book, right now?

This Darkness

This Darkness

THAT is yet another tiny and necessary reminder, the sort of one that is offered up while alone and in despair and may never be widely seen...

The Foreign Legion

The Foreign Legion

It seems some retired U.S. soldiers who are watching cannot just watch. They know soldiering and want to jump in and help...

The Silence Here

The Silence Here

Talking about a new book seems somehow trivial and inappropriate just now...

Stuck In “Absolutely Nowhere”

Stuck In “Absolutely Nowhere”

Watching a bigger authoritarian bully hurling missiles at and rampaging through the streets of a smaller democratic neighbor is difficult to do. I can neither look away nor really do anything. I know many of you on here feel the same way.

Putin’s War

Putin’s War

I cannot help now but remember back to the 1990s, shortly after the fall of the dictatorial USSR, being alongside Russians and Ukrainians in the US as university students, and later as my students, talking about the NHL, joking about whose Olympics team was better, and above all now and then discussing WHY we had been adversaries since 1945... but we were now, thankfully, no longer adversaries.

“The Rule Of One”: One For Them, But Another For Everyone Else

“The Rule Of One”: One For Them, But Another For Everyone Else

Even though vaccinated and boosted, we - my wife and I - stay home EVEN NOW as much as possible.

State And Church In The USA (Yet Another Subject That Needs To Be Better Taught In School)

State And Church In The USA (Yet Another Subject That Needs To Be Better Taught In School)

She reminds me of former students of mine who saw something they did not like and were glibly sure they had an "easy" answer. (Because, you know, no one ever considered THEIR idea before, right?)