The curtain on the second act of the original American drama fell at Gettysburg. Four score and seven years earlier, the audience of history had been introduced to the cast of characters […]
“A bump in the road for America’s longstanding march of progressive Western Liberalism or a pivot back towards ethnocentric nationalism, Americans find themselves at a crossroads.” That’s from the blurb on the […]
Between 1974 and 1991, thirty nations around the world formed democratic governments where there were not democratic governments before. It was what we now call the third wave of democratization. The first […]
Nothing so much reminds me of the bickering of a dysfunctional married couple than environmental politics. He does something wrong. She points it out. He refuses to acknowledge it. Over time the […]
I never lost much sleep over what happened to the people we hunted that were doing the types of things that made us hunt them. Chances are, if we came knocking at […]
We could bite the hook on the political debates about Syria right now if we really can’t help ourselves.
The war started for me while I ate dinner in the wardroom of my ship, a navy destroyer, floating in the Arabian Gulf within eyesight of the coast of Iraq. The phone rang […]
War is a lot of things. It’s brotherhood and sacrifice and heroism. It’s one man giving his life to save others. It’s an entire society mobilizing towards a common and just end. […]
In a war that has asked so little of so many, what those who have sacrificed so desperately need from those who haven’t.
Some thoughts on a morning of prayer and grief in Paris.