War Virtue

Whenever I see anyone begin anything with the word “morality,” I immediately reach for Nietzsche in the library of my mind.  But, of course, even as my arm shot out, I continued reading your post. I didn’t even have the book all the way off the shelf before I...

The Morality of Modern Warfare

Your comments about the United States’ use of nuclear weapons during World War II tapped into a subject that I’ve been interested in for quite a while: the morality of warfare, especially in the modern era.  Such overly destructive forces as Fat Man and Little Boy are...

Nuclear Nonchalance

Since we’re not at Defcon 1 but Defcon 4 — “nuclear tranquility” —and, therefore, since “we the people” — or at least me with Whitmanesque amplitude — feel no imminent need for a nuclear tit for tat with anyone, I decline to hysterically tuck and kiss, or...

Nuclear Negligence and Supportive Silence

It seems that within the mainstream media, the White House, the Department of Defense, and now The Republican Gun, the current nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea is dominating the conversation.  It’s unfortunate, as both your previous piece and...

The Art of Trust: Who do you Trust?

You’ve expressed concern on site and off, respectively, about not second-guessing yourself and doing the universe in a day.  I’m not sure what the first phrase means, but I understand the second.  A good writer always says himself.  As a result, I’ve shed many...

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