Reactionary Thoughts on America

Instead of an egalitarian world revolution, the American experience was a local affair. As Kirk says, it was a revolution made but one prevented.… Read More Reactionary Thoughts on America


Now Let Us Praise Tragic Men: Maximilano 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: Maximilano 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 Donald 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… 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…