John Gillespie Magee

          John Gillespie Magee, son of the assistant minister of St John's Church in Washington DC, is one of the many young men of his era who for many reasons joined the fight well before their country did during World War II.   He joined the Royal...

History can be uncomfortable to know!

         From recent history there has been at least 2 regimes who actively encouraged its citizens to 'rat' out their family and neighbors for non-conformist or socially abhorrent thoughts, ideas or beliefs.  These past regimes were criticized,...

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“It is not true that that government is best which is best administered — it is a sophism invented by tyranny to quiet the inquisitive mind; a good administration is at best but a temporary palliative to a bad government, but it does not alter its...