No Child Left Alive

“As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed; And the Piper advanced and the children followed, And when all were in to the very last, The door in the mountain-side shut fast.” – Robert Browning, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin“ With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan generating far more American dead and wounded than planned … Continue reading “No Child Left Alive”

Thomas Jefferson, Warmonger?

"What are words for, when no one listens anymore?" – Missing Persons Michael Ignatieff is, by almost any measure, much smarter than the average bear. I am likely to be one of those bears, as are you. Dr. Ignatieff, in fact, is a well-regarded professor of "human rights" at Harvard’s School of Government. Despite his … Continue reading “Thomas Jefferson, Warmonger?”

They’re Gonna Like Us, Really Like Us

If [America] becomes militant, it will be because its people choose to become such; it will be because they think that war and warlikeness are desirable. – William Graham Sumner (1903) Americans have come to notice, through all the smoke from burning American flags, sacked McDonald’s, and falling skyscrapers that the rest of the globe … Continue reading “They’re Gonna Like Us, Really Like Us”