Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison is a former senior policy analyst in Washington think-tanks who worked in the Reagan administration. He also served as a Coast Guard Russian interpreter in the Bering Sea and taught diplomatic history to nuclear submariners.

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Moby Dick was Framed!
Moby Dick was Framed!

One of the most stunning revelations of “In the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick was the witness reports of the sperm whale’s attack on the Essex, which is assumed to have inspired the book Moby Dick.

Man Will Prevail - Faulkner
Man Will Prevail

I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.

America Didn’t Lose Afghanistan, Afghans Did
America Didn’t Lose Afghanistan, Afghans Did

The photographs and reporting from Kabul, the besieged airport there, and from other places in the broken land of Afghanistan are surely most troubling. But they indicate in no way American defeat.

For All Mankind

“We build and we defend a way of life, not for ourselves alone, but for all mankind.” That is the…

Major Dan and Major John: A Reflection on Afghanistan’s Fall
Major Dan and Major John: A Reflection on Afghanistan’s Fall

Robert G. Morrison reflects on the fall of Afghanistan and the lack of religious freedom there.

In the Bering Sea, We Were America

Robert Morrison offers a testimony of serving as a Russian interpreter for the US Coast Guard in the Bering Sea during the Cold War and meeting the Soviet KGB.

The Tears of a Father - Father's Day
The Tears of a Father

My rescued father revered Lincoln. “With malice toward none but with charity for all” was Lincoln’s Farewell Address to us. Leslie Morrison lived out Father Abraham’s good words. On Father’s Day, and every day, we can so live, too.

The Dunkirk Prayer
The Dunkirk Prayer

In May 1940, Lord Halifax urged Winston Churchill to call for a national day of prayer to aid in the evacuation of the troops in Dunkirk.

Coruscatingly Brilliant: A Tribute to Charles Krauthammer
Coruscatingly Brilliant: A Tribute to Charles Krauthammer

Defined as sparkling, giving off shafts of light, “coruscatingly brilliant” applies in every sense to the writing and the personal demeanor of Charles Krauthammer.

Robert Kennedy and the Great "What if?"
Robert Kennedy and the Great “What if?”

Robert Kennedy had rejected the anti-Semitism of his father, Ambassador Joe Kennedy, and had pledged to send 50 jet fighters to Israel to help that small, embattled country survive in a sea of enemies. For that, he would pay with his life.