Monthly Archives: December 2009

How do you take the measure of a man?

For those who don’t follow such things, Chris Henry, a young wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals died this week in a car accident. Even just that sentence begins the idea behind this post. What really happened was that he … Continue reading

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The ultimate hate crime

Police in Poland have reported that the infamous sign “Arbeit Macht Frei” that stood over the entrance to the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, was stolen this week.   “Work will make you free” was posted at the entrance to many … Continue reading

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Where have you been?

Well, to answer the question that I keep receiving via email, it’s simple. Every once in a while things get so bad, so corrupt, so backward, that I find myself unable to continue to relay the news to everyone. What … Continue reading

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114, “Endangerment” and the ascension of Neo Fascism in the United States

One of the revolutionary concepts that Hannah Arendt put forth in her ground breaking study of the first half of the 20th century, “The Origins of Totalitarianism” was the use of governmental institutions in their most banal form to control … Continue reading

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“A date that will live in infamy…”

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with … Continue reading

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Support the troops? Please show you care… Here’s how.

Once again this year, Xerox corporation is involved in a wonderful program in which anyone can send a thank you card to a soldier currently serving overseas, for free. Just go to http://www.letssaythanks.com/ThankYou.aspx and you can choose a card designed … Continue reading

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Even Thomas Friedman gets it these days…

America vs. The Narrative   NY Times November 28, 2009 By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Here’s my take: Major Hasan may have been mentally unbalanced — I assume anyone who shoots up innocent people is. But the more you read about his … Continue reading

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