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

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

Donald & Arnold: Profiles in Political Mendacity

Driving home from work, the thought immediately struck me: President Donald Trump will be the national equivalent of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Frankly I don’t know how the comparison isn’t made more frequently. I could only find one article from Vanity Fair and one other from the Washington Post on the how their campaigns are vaguely similar.… Read More Donald & Arnold: Profiles in Political Mendacity