The Stagnation Nation

Over the course of our time writing The Gun, we’ve explored issues of U.S politics, world politics, philosophy, as well as whole hosts of other assorted categories.  These issues that we’ve discussed, and thrown back and forth to each other, are often times very...

North Korea’s Future on the World Stage?

Although we indeed have covered the topic at length, some comments in your previous piece have caused me to revisit the issue of North Korea.  And, my thoughts surround a question that I’ve thought about since the questioning of how to deal with North Korea started to...

Americans

Before you’d mentioned it in your previous piece, I was unaware of Theodore Roosevelt’s distaste for the various labels that fall under the classification of “Hyphenated American.”  After having that historical fact revealed to me, I took it upon myself to read...

The Necessity of Death

You’re right to say that I labeled “unnecessary” collateral damage as immoral.  However, to get to the core of my statement there, I think we have to dive into what registers as unnecessary death in warfare.  As in my last piece, such a statement may seem cold.  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...

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