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Obama, Trump and the American Century

So… I read today that Obama ended the “American Century,” and Trump is bringing it back…

What to say, what to say. …

The “American Century” concept arose because we kicked ass in two wars, saved Europe with the Marshall Plan, protected it with NATO, and rose to enormous economic power.

Let’s unpack that:

WW1

Had by 1917 already arrived at a stalemate between continental Great Powers. Had it been left alone, a rather normal conditional peace likely would have broken out, the Germans and the French, enemies since the Goths sacked Gaul and Rome, would have traded a few […]

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Rand, the Filibuster and the Future of America

Rand again is filibustering again, again in defense of things no one who has taken the oath of office should find the opportunity, let alone the need, to filibuster – our Rights as American citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights – the Supreme Law of the Land.

That’s fine and dandy, and I completely support his doing so.

But he’s missing the point.

The Establishment pols in both the Progressive Democrat wing and the Progressive Republican wing of the Ruling Class demand that we spy on all Americans because we are at war and their primary job is […]

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Re-Fighting the Last Peace

Just as Generals are chided for trying to re-fight the last war, today’s politicians are trying to re-fight the last peace.

From 1945 to today the Great Powers have been at peace. Although this seems a short time, it is not. It is the longest period of sustained peace between and among Great Powers since the Fall of Rome. It is longer than the average lifespan of human beings until the advances made by Western Civilization’s Industrial Revolution 200 years ago.

The post-war peace was made in the same way peace always is made: by winning a war. To make […]

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