January 18, 2020
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Pray for Peace

The United States Navy has sent a task force to the seas surrounding North Korea. Apparently, this was done as a show of force to let the North Koreans know we mean business. Vice President Mike Pence just visited the demilitarized zone dividing the...

A Silent Night in 1914

A few years ago, in early December, my wife and I attended the musical All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. It was a wonderful production of what was probably the second most ironic event in the history of the world. In what would amount to the...

On War and Women

The thirty-first U.S. president, Herbert Hoover, once declared: “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.” One hopes that his words will continue to reverberate within those entrusted to make future decisions...

Neither Sweet Nor Fitting

Centuries ago the Roman poet Horace wrote a line that has been famous ever since: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori (“It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country”). Innumerable political leaders have used it to create public enthusiasm for...

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