Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximiliano of México

Mexican history is inevitably one of lost opportunities and ruined possibilities. While Maximilano was a flawed man, I can’t help but think maybe it was lost juncture for Mexico, possibly a more peaceful and just one.… Read More Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximiliano of México

Proving a Negative.

“And now for something completely different…” This isn’t in the vein of my usual topics of interest (history, security politics, immigration, with a dash of theology) but fringe history and archaeology have always been an interest of mine. A great podcast and blog I’ve stumbled upon is Archaeological Fantasies, which discusses fringe/pseudo-historical nonsense like Afrocentrism,… Read More Proving a Negative.

Trump’s “Muslim Ban” & Iran

(Photo credit: MCW News) President Trump (truly one of the strangest phrases in English after “Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California…”) today followed through on a simulacrum of his promised ban on Muslims. The executive order prohibits the entry of individuals from Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Iran. (Updated: a judge has recently… Read More Trump’s “Muslim Ban” & Iran

Ideology & Human Development

Originally posted on pseudoerasmus:
How real are Cuba’s accomplishments in health and education since the revolution? How do they compare with the situation prior to the revolution? Was the Soviet Union’s subsidy to Cuba crucial to its human development? Did the US hostility to the Cuban Revolution have an impact? { Edit-Addendum 26 Nov. 2016: This…

Review of The VVitch: Lessons from a Christian Folk Tale

Also hosted ever graciously by The North American Anglican. I’m not one for horror movies. I like my sleep and simply don’t have the constitution to watch hours of spooks, jumps and gore. But after a great episode of Virtue in the Wasteland and several recommendations from various friends, I figured I’d give The Witch… Read More Review of The VVitch: Lessons from a Christian Folk Tale