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
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
For those who know me, Irish history and politics is a fascination of mine, having ancestry from Ireland (in particular from Ulster), of both Protestant and Catholic strains. So the recent story out of Northern Ireland is interesting to me, albeit in an enraging, Northern sort of way. Two recent murders of Irish republicans in… Read More Ulster Tempest in an Irish Tea Pot
Less than a week ago was the anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. One of the podcasts I love listening to is The Writer’s Almanac which is narrated by Garrison Keillor, whose voice is an American treasure which needs to be given its own Secret Service detail. The program consists in 5-6… Read More Spanish Civil War: Democracy Murdered or Tragedy Avoided?