[WIP] The UNITED States of America

A work in progress essay, comments welcome while I am working on it. Nationhood in a time of globalization Introduction A quick survey of history might suggest there is an inevitable progression from the individual, to the family unit, the village, the city-state, and finally to the nation-state. Extrapolation might suggest a global-state to be […]

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Communism sucks – no really. But that’s the easy part.

Go to Google and type in the phrase “popularity of communism with youth” and you will get numerous results discussing the popularity of communism and/or socialism among millennials. Anarchist “woke” conversations also emphasize the evils of capitalism. If climate change does not destroy the world, then the next generation of revolutionaries might. Communism usually comes […]

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The Pain We Inflict

I watched news reel of fighting in Asia when I was young, even had nightmares once or twice that the soldiers were coming for me. I have seen the iconic photographs of the Vietnam war. But still, visiting the Vietnam museum for the war of “American Aggression” shocked me to my core. It was of […]

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