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...

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...

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...

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...

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