Follow the Crowd?

I don't think so! The following are exerpts from the philosopher Gustave le Bon written at the end of the 19th Century, the beginning of the "Progressive Era" of thought.  It comes from  beginning of the third chapter of his work "The Crowd, Study...

Dec 7, 1941

While many look at this day rightfully as a day of Infamy (the second of only three attacks on America's soil since it's founding), it was a major strategic error on the part of the Japanese High command.  Yes tactically it was a rather massive loss...

John Adams on fear

Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which...

Another Speech by Martin Luther King jr

What Is Your Life's Blueprint? Given by King to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967.  From the MLK archives. I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life's blueprint? ...

Is it starting again? pt 3

Shortly after Krystalnacht, in May 1939,  many Jews tried to escape the coming terrors in Germany.  Some 937 boarded the SS St.Louis bound for Havanna.  Cuba refused permission to them to land.  The ship then sailed for Miami, FL.  Where it came...

2 quotes on War

From Will Rogers - "Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it." A saying well known within military circles - "Diplomats have started more wars than Generals." Yet it is the military that gets blamed for...