On Death

Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morieris. Now this bell softly tolling for another, says to me, Thou must die. John Donne In our modern age it seems we are obsessed with avoiding death. We don’t say someone died. They passed on. We don’t have funerals. We have memorial services, or life celebrations. To me this seems… Read More On Death

Obama’s Coalition v. Romney’s…in 1916 — Marginal Counterrevolution

Counties that went third party (socialist and prohibition) in 1916, all of which went for Romney, are not pictured as part of the Romney coalition. The solid Blue in the South is mostly voter suppression and lack of Mexicanization. Colorado was much more rural and non-Hispanic in 1916. Same for northern Ohio. Actual map of […]… Read More Obama’s Coalition v. Romney’s…in 1916 — Marginal Counterrevolution

The Refugee Crisis & Why America is Different: Part II

In the last essay, I wrote about the value of cultural assimilation, as well as the role that culture plays in both negative and positive policy outcomes. Given this fact, it seems that Europe, and soon America, will face a major challenge. As the Near East becomes more unstable, the pressure to accept more refugees will… Read More The Refugee Crisis & Why America is Different: Part II