On Historical Musings and the Grand Union Flag

I receive interesting mail on occasion. Recently, I got a letter from George W. Bush’s Presidential Library. That went in the garbage. That was followed by a letter from John Boehner; he thinks taxes are too high, when the federal tax burden now is lower than at any time in the last fifty years, goingContinue reading “On Historical Musings and the Grand Union Flag”

On The Century of the Black Ships

Recently I was given a history book on a narrow, though interesting, subject — the literature of Japanese/American warfare written between 1900 and 1940 entitled The Century of the Black Ships. It was written by a Japanese scholar, Naoki Inose, and published in Japan in 1993. Viz, a manga publisher, translated the book into EnglishContinue reading “On The Century of the Black Ships”

On the End of America

Here’s a cheery Christmas present for us all.A Russian professor predicts that the United States has eighteen months of life left to it. “There’s a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur,” [Igor Panarin]. “One could rejoice in that process,” he adds, poker-faced. “But if we’re talking reasonably, it’s not the best scenario —Continue reading “On the End of America”