Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

The Extension of Sympathy: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

‘As man advances in civilization, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all the members of the same nations, though personally … Continue reading

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Sunni versus Shia: the Fundamental Middle East Conflict

I thought this map would help us understand just how divided Middle East Islam is: See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunni_Islam and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_Islam

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President Dwight D Eisenhower (1890-1969): the Greatest Republican President of the 20th Century

I have always had a soft spot for Dwight D Eisenhower, hero of the Normandy Invasion and a beacon of moderation in the history of the Republican Party in the 20th Century. So I liked this piece by Geoffrey Kabaservice … Continue reading

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When in Doubt Blame the Brits

This posting is dedicate to my friend Jim at the Northside Grill, as it reflects his world view quite well. Though Afghanistan was never really a British colony, more of a zone of influence. You would see more grand buildings … Continue reading

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Nuclear Giants and Ethical Infants: Omar Bradley (1893-1981)

‘Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living’ — General Omar Bradley, 5-star general and chairman of the  US Joint … Continue reading

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The Making and the Taking

I was reading the other day an article about the modern day Republican mindset. It talked about how Republicans see the country divided into two camps: the makers, who create wealth and the takers who take it, not having helped … Continue reading

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