Monthly Archives: June 2018

Friday Thoughts on “A World Apart”

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was many things in his day: soldier, prisoner, writer, and activist, but his particular skill was his observation of people as they are, as opposed to how he and they wished people to be. As we are spectators … Continue reading

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Sailing on a Learner’s Permit

There’s probably only one feeling worse than being a 15 year old with a new girlfriend and no wheels. That’s being a brand new ensign with a freshly signed-off Qualifications Book and not knowing port from left. Now, as a … Continue reading

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D-Day 2018

On the 74th anniversary of D-Day, one wonders why a sapper from the Stonewall Brigade took a different approach to commuting to work, and if the Institute was heard from today? Considering the insanity going on inside the Beltway – … Continue reading

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