Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 both depict a future devoid of thought, but not awareness. Both protagonists differ very little in their demeanor and the books share such similar commentary about complicity and passive acceptance that they might be taking place in the same literary universe.Read more "INEXTINGUISHABLE: AN OPTIMIST READS 1984 AND FAHRENHEIT 451"
Democrats need to win elections. Having their own version of the Tea Party might help with that. Here’s why that Party probably won’t happen.Read more "Why Democrats Need A Tea Party—And Why They Can’t Have One"
Intrepid, stubborn children do not heed the sensible warnings from their well-meaning parents. When approaching a hot stove, for example, a child’s curiosity overpowers and nullifies anything but the sound of its own desire. Don’t go near there, a mother might say; don’t touch that, a father might chime in. But the child will not […]Read more "Why I Like John Bolton"
-The following is a post first published on January 6, 2016- Contradiction must be confronted. Ignored problems act as a constant reminder of failure, are an annoying high-pitched whine that distracts in the background, and eventually make themselves heard in the most inconvenient time, in the most unfortunate way. ISIS is not the problem. It […]Read more "On the Liberal World Order Pt. III"