All the President’s Enemies

On August 16, 1971, John Dean sent a memorandum to Lawrence Higby.  Both Dean and Higby were players within the Nixon Administration at the time, as Dean was the White House Counsel and Higby was an assistant to the White House Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman.  Printed...

How to Think with Words

The power of words to form and formulate the ideas by which we humans see the world with the taxonomy of our concepts can be disregarded in the same way bad eyesight can be left uncorrected.  But the absurdity of the latter in a techno-affluent culture is so patent,...

Trump Talks English!

Due to the more conversational and spontaneous aspects of The Republican Gun, the readers are often treated to a bit of, as I like to call it, “inside baseball”; a look behind the scenes at the writing process and our ordinary lives.  So, yes, as you mentioned in your...

Democracy is Socialism

While you’re in the midst of moving, I thought I’d catch up on a few back items which my current reading has brought to mind. At the beginning of a recent post, you referred to a poet named Ruth Stone who, appropriately enough, with a metaphor said if you see a fast...

Concerning the Republic

Throughout your online conversation you have noted the interesting juxtaposition between Soviet communism/Marxism and American republican capitalism. For Marx, the end goal of the Communist revolution was to end history (a la Hegel) and to seemingly establish a serene...

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