History may not repeat itself, as Mark Twain is credited with saying, but it does indeed rhyme sometimes. Sadly, the American people and their leaders are not interested in the rhymes or lessons of history.
Alan DowdJuly 12, 2021
Nations great and small largely determine their own destiny under the mercy or judgment of an ever watchful Providence.
Mark TooleyMarch 29, 2021
Lodge was governed by a WASP devotion to American interests and to democratic fair play that drove his role toward displacing the autocratic Diem.
Mark TooleyFebruary 24, 2021
From my perspective the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick production of “The Vietnam War” had but one objective: to reinforce the standard anti-war narrative that the Vietnam War was unwinnable, illegal, immoral, and ineptly conducted by the allies from start to finish.
Lewis SorleyMay 8, 2018
Although Burns and Novick don’t besmirch veterans as flagrantly, their misrepresentation of the war and its warriors has reopened old wounds. It’s not just Vietnam veterans’ reputations at stake; how we view this war shapes how we view ourselves as Americans.
Mark MoyarMay 2, 2018
Just war theorizing has typically left the issue of national honor untouched, although warriors and statesmen routinely emphasize the importance of vindicating the sacrifice of the fallen. Does prolonging a war in order to assuage or vindicate national honor comport with the just war tradition?
Eric PattersonApril 23, 2018
Jesuit priest and author Thomas Reese wrote a Religion News Service column critical of the US missile strikes on Syria’s…
Mark TooleyApril 15, 2018
Anna Chennault and Winnie Mandela, two formidable women who represented some of the last century’s great international conflicts, have died.
Mark TooleyApril 5, 2018