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History will not Absolve Fidel Castro
History will not Absolve Fidel Castro

Had Castro been executed while in prison, history may indeed have absolved him for his role in attempting to overthrow the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Instead, Castro would live to become an even more brutal and ruthless despot than the one he replaced.

On Thanksgiving, American Power, & Neighbor Love

American strength, martial and moral, helps secure those essential goods for which we are grateful

Exalting the Humble and Meek: Book Review of Janet Polasky Revolutions without Borders
Exalting the Humble and Meek

Janet Polasky’s Revolutions without Borders seeks to once more recapture the cosmopolitan, borderless, and dynamic character of revolutionary politics.

How Ideology-Ridden Politics Transformed Brazil into a Bribe-ocracy
How Ideology-Ridden Politics Transformed Brazil into a Bribe-ocracy

“Bribe-ocracy” is the new term that had to be created exclusively for the scandal that the Brazilian justice system has been uncovering.

Losing to the Dragon Book Review Gallagher China Triangle
Losing to the Dragon

Gallagher argues that a new age of trade between Latin America, China, and the United States, has developed to create the “China Triangle”, which poses new challenges to the US.

Brazil Impeachment Dilma Rousseff
What Americans Need to Understand about Brazil’s Crisis

It took Brazil a painful 13 years and a practically bankrupt country to see the truth behind the socialists’ beautiful and impossible promises.

Lessons from South America: Looking Down While Moving Forward
Lessons from South America: Looking Down While Moving Forward

It may have been the food, the people, the chance of hiking in Patagonia, or the prospect of mastering my…

What Works
What Works and What Doesn’t

Obama’s predecessors understood—innately, intuitively, inherently—that the free market is what works. It’s not a preference or an opinion. It’s not something that has to be tested or tried out. History proves it works. Empirical evidence proves it works. And both history and empirical evidence prove that socialism does not work.

Dewey Clarridge
Requiem for an Intelligence Community Legend: Duane R. (“Dewey”) Clarridge

Almost by accident, I came to know Dewey Clarridge reasonably well as a warm acquaintance rather than as an intimate.

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