Category Archives: Defending the Homeland

DoD News: the Bad, the Good, and the Troubling

This is bad. This is very bad. This is good: a lone man, visiting the freshest graves in Arlington. This is troubling: two stories in which following one’s conscience requires not following a lawful order. Given the timeline from alert … Continue reading

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Science, Stuffed & Mounted on the Trophy Wall

From Virginia Tech, a very interesting essay on the state of science today. One can extend this to liberal arts since the Squishies want to believe they are scientists. Since VMI turned down the path of Progressive Indoctri-cation, one wonders … Continue reading

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The Intellectual Quality of Terrorists

Angelo Codevilla considers the intellectual quality of terrorists. It’s an interesting essay on a puzzling conundrum.

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The Financial War on Terrorism

The most under-reported battlespace in the global war on terrorism is the economy of terrorism. I’m not talking about how Bubba buys a Chevy so he can plow down masses of minorities in Virginia – a daily threat, I’m sure. … Continue reading

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Ken Burns’s Vietnam, Part 4

This episode’s theme was ‘The Home Front.’ The experiences of North and South Vietnam and the US were presented as equivalent in their social violence, but these are false equivalents. Burns presents the North as undergoing the ravages of bombing. … Continue reading

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Charlottesville: Bad Things in the Offing

I see very little good coming out of this, and down the pike. In ten years’ time do we foresee a whole United States, or a fractured one? As for me, I ardently desire a whole United States. But not … Continue reading

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The Demon With a Glass Cloud

The title comes from an article from Richard Fernandez, and from Harlan Ellison’s classic “Outer Limits” episode “Demon With a Glass Hand.” The premise of the story is the entire hope for resurrection for a long-dead human race resides within … Continue reading

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