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"A Problem From Hell" : America and the Age of Genocide (Power)

This 500+ page book turned out to be a kind of job application for Power. She is now the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Her argument here is straightforward. 455 more words

Non-fiction

Memorial Day 2015: Wake Up America Day!

“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” Edmund Burke

“Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.” James Burnham… 310 more words

Memorial Day 2015: Wake Up America Day!

“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” Edmund Burke


Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. 303 more words

History

Pass It On

From one generation, to the next.

My mom has taken on the task of tracking our family tree. Using all of the usual tools available on the internet, she has tracked her tree and my dad’s tree. 800 more words

Algorithms For Life

Wednesday's Words: Light vs. Darkness

“The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light and the thorns.”

George Santayana

A Word On Wednesday

"No Deal"

People keep talking about the nuclear weapons deal with Iran.

There is no deal; there is just a “framework” for making a deal.

In the mind of the Iranians (and all Arabs) that is not a commitment, it’s an invitation to renegotiate the whole business … until they get what they want. 49 more words

Mutterings

Learning History

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it!” It was an interesting exercise to find out who said it first as there are various versions.  1,401 more words