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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Proud Mary’s Rage - Mining - Appalachia - Canada
Proud Mary’s Rage

I owed Mother an apology. I had knowingly dismissed her fears. I refused to let fear determine my course. But I had heedlessly exposed my beloved wife and children to mortal dangers.

Semper Paratus: Always be Prepared - Advent - Hope
Semper Paratus: Always be Prepared

Considering our blessed lives as a people, in spite of all, we cannot give up on hope. Jefferson spoke for each one of us: “I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear far astern.”

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.