Worldview

The Last History Book – and Other Summer Reading

This week the U.S. House Judiciary Committee re-visited the issue of reparations for slavery. Most of the discussion–minus one brilliant presentation by the youngest African-American to testify–showed an abysmal ignorance of history and what we should learn from it.

As the lazy, hazy days of summer come upon us, I recommend to you my ten favorite history books.

You especially must not miss The Last History Book–and other summer reading.

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Walls Tell You Where You Are

The United States government remains partially shut-down over the issue of a wall (border security).

Rasmussen reports that most voters favor strongly controlled borders and reject House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s charge that it is immoral for the USA to build a border wall.

53% of “Likely U.S. Voters” think it is better for the United States to tightly control immigration. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say it is better to open our borders to all as long as they are not terrorists or criminals.  (How do you guarantee the latter?  If borders are “open,” I doubt anybody would announce they’re a terrorist or murderer when they drive in.)

Where do you stand on “The Wall” (or steel fence)? To me it’s a no-brainer.

Walls tell you where you are.

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Summer of Socialism: Reject the Hype.

For the majority of my adult life, the word “socialism” connoted something akin to the N-word or F-bomb.

Why?

Because socialism is a bad thing, just like the other two.

So why is socialism being revived in the United States in 2018? And what should we think about our “Summer of Socialism?”

Reject the hype.

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