July 31, 2020
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A History Lesson

The first line from soul singer Sam Cooke’s 1960 hit, Wonderful World, begins prophetically Don’t know much about history! How is it that Americans seem so ignorant of their own history? And why is it what they presume to know sounds as if it had...

An Economic Conversation

Recently, on a social-media platform, I had the following conversation with a CEO regarding economic history. As you’ll note, history may be viewed from different perspectives. MY INITIAL POST During the Great Depression, FDR’s economic...

Would You Go?

One evening as you are relaxing at home with your wife and four children, a friend calls you up and you have the following conversation: You: Hey, Mark, what’s going on?Mark: I am calling to invite you, Donna, and the kids on the adventure of a...

The Cookie Girl

I was in my favorite coffeehouse the other day for breakfast, when I was reminded of something that happened there about five years ago. I was reading my newspaper when all of a sudden, I heard this plop on my table. When I looked up some young...

Democrats’ Contempt for American Values

Democrat officials’ opposition to Donald Trump originated during the Republican primary in dislike of his rude verbal style. When he beat heir-apparent Clinton in the election, dislike hardened into hatred. Since then, the opposition has become more...

The Flow of History

In the spring of 2017, I got into a heated debate with a young man who was still grief-stricken by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. During the course of this exchange, he told me that I was on the wrong side...

Our Perception of Social Problems

I recently read a description of troubling social problems, in particular increasing violence and the decline of moral standards. It included this description: People “contemptuously rejecting temperance as unmanliness . . . insolence [as] breeding...

Those Who Would Change History

It is ironic today that the young protesters in the South remember so little history that someone has to show them the statues that they want to take down! For all practical purposes, Stonewall Jackson could have been a bricklayer or a mason. I used...