• The Life of the Mind in Glitter Gulch - 7/27/2017

    For seven years (1989-96), I was a full time faculty member at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). I grew up in Las Vegas, earning a B.A. in philosophy from UNLV in 1983 before going to graduate school.

  • The Hidden Costs of “National Security” - 7/26/2017

    You wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians, and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon.

  • Are America's Wars Just and Moral? - 7/25/2017

    What injury did the Assad regime, in power for half a century and having never attacked us, inflict to justify what we have helped to do to that country? Is this war moral by our own standards?

  • The Condottiere - 7/24/2017

    We live in an age when biography flourishes, contrary to earlier expectations. The reason for this is the decline of the novel and the rise of popular interest in all kinds of history, and biography belongs within history.

  • Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now? - 7/21/2017

    President Trump is key. If he does the War Party's bidding, that will be his legacy, as the Iraq War is the legacy of George W. Bush.

  • Empire of Destruction: Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh - 7/20/2017

    You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science.

  • Up, Up, and Away - 7/19/2017

    Howard E. McCurdy, a political scientist fascinated by "the relationship between imagination and public policy," has written a lively account of the "concerted effort by writers of popular science and science fiction, along with other opinion leaders, to prepare the public for what they hoped would be the inevitable conquest of space."

  • The Real Crimes of Russiagate - 7/18/2017

    Who controls the media spotlight controls what people talk about and think about. And mainstream media are determined to keep that spotlight on Trump-Russia, and as far away as possible from their agenda—breaking the Trump presidency and bringing him down.

  • The Russia Question—About Hillary Clinton - 7/17/2017

    I invite readers of this blog to review this article by Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash (Harper Collins, 2015), in light of the stories about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer, Miss Veselnitskaya, in Trump Tower a year ago last June.

  • Russia Baiters and Putin Haters - 7/14/2017

    If America stumbles into a war with Russia that all our Cold War presidents avoided, the Russia baiters and Putin haters will be put in same circle of hell by history as the idiot war hawks of 1914 and the three blind men of Versailles in 1919.

  • Tyranny in Our Time - 7/13/2017

    The Tyranny of Liberalism, published in 2008, established James Kalb, a writer and attorney, as one of the most incisive social, intellectual, and political critics of the 21st century. Against Inclusiveness furthers the argument of the first book, while expanding upon it in interesting directions.

  • Trump, the West and the Left - 7/12/2017

    The political left really, really, really doesn't approve of Western civilization. If you doubt it, reference the maledictions poured out by the left on Donald Trump's Warsaw speech last week.

  • Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right? - 7/11/2017

    The crisis of the West today, said Trump, is akin to what Poland faced. For it is about the survival of a civilization, rooted in Christianity, that has made the greatest of all contributions to the ascent of man.

  • U.S.-Russia: A Glimmer of Hope - 7/10/2017

    Considering the toxic Russophobic atmosphere nurtured by the Beltway establishment, the first meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin last Friday went reasonably well.

  • Putin: Trump Understands - 7/10/2017

    Transcript of Srdja Trifkovic’s RT interview in the immediate aftermath of President Putin’s press conference in Hamburg at the end of the G20 summit in Hamburg on Saturday afternoon, July 8.

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