American Aristocracy

In order to clear my name in the minds of readers who might perceive my identification of an upper class as a damnation of wealth or the American Dream, I’d just like to say that that couldn’t be further from the truth.  While I believe an isolated class of the United...

And Now Let’s Stand and Sing our Way to Liberty!

As an example of the word-bewitching to which human consciousness is so successfully susceptible, consider what I was reading the other day. It was a typical 600-page history with a typical 100-page apparatus. And its subject was mid-19th century America. I read there...

Deflating the Nuclear Football

The average American, especially of the male persuasion, probably spends more time religiously watching sports than attending to religious ceremonies and concerns.  More devotion and emotion go into his team winning a pennant than his soul winning immortality, or some...

The Embargo of the Bad Guys

As an illustration of the multivalence of human identity, and the unnecessary perplexities that can result from a failure to honestly heed and aptly characterize the human condition — call it the awareness of the total taxonomy of humanity — consider Da Vinci. I...

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...

De-Hyphenate America Now!

While you’re squaring away your time management arrangements for the new fall semester and booting up for your next post, I’ll take this opportunity to address another topic sidelined a while back.  Since its subject is nuclear weapons — and Ballistic Kim has just...

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