Rebel flags and same-sex marriage

American society has had an eventful few weeks regarding cultural debates and decisions, to put it mildly. A heinous act of evil that resulted in the tragic loss of life in Charleston, South Carolina has led us to question some of the vestiges of our past – namely, the continued flying of the battle flag […]

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The problem with Pax Americana

[Caveat: the following criticism of American military policy is not a reflection whatsoever on the men and women who serve or have served in the military] As a lover of history, I can’t tell you how disturbing the parallels are between the U.S. and the Roman Empire. It’s uncanny. Rome was built on the strength […]

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A word on discrimination

Discrimination is real. It goes beyond race, gender, sexuality, or any one particular thing. To discriminate means to recognize a distinction or difference. It is frequently evil when used to exclude or injure people based on their personal characteristics. It is often good when used to carefully choose which thoughts one wishes to verbally articulate. […]

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