Walking the Ruins of Empire

Walking the Ruins of Empire

At sixteen I was lucky enough to travel to Italy with my Latin class. The highlight of the trip for me was walking through the ruins of Pompeii. Standing in the shadow of the deadly volcano Mt. Vesuvius, you are keenly aware of the danger staring down at you. We walked to the top and stared into the abyss. It’s not actually that big as far as mountains go, but the horrid smell of sulfur, and the 2000 year old destroyed civilization beneath you is enough to intimidate. The Romans who lived there knew the mountain was dangerous. They called the nearby sulfur pits the “Gates of Hell” and legend...

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Statism Is Bad for the Brain

Statism Is Bad for the Brain

I met a man the other day while at the gym. He asked me what kind of work I did which steered us into a conversation about politics. He was a kind man, older, served in ‘Nam in ‘69, smart. During the whole conversation he was afraid to ask me what my politics were. He would preface nearly every sentence with a caveat that he didn’t know my politics “but” and then would continue to discuss the topic. He was clearly a lefty liberal type. I’m not sure he figured out what I was during the conversation. He suspected I was to the right of him though so he asked me if I knew who Noam Chomsky and...

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Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson: “[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.” “Mr. Vogler, himself a former...

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