Quote: "I want you for US Army" (Uncle Sam recruiting posters, WWI & WWII) In the news: Russia gloats over Trump's Syria debacle and Putin's "victory" Anna Nemtsova, The Daily Beast, 10.17.19) In context: Uncle Sam is a legendary figure who has symbolized America since the Revolutionary War. He stepped up in times of war, most recently in … [Read more...] about Uncle Sam on Life Support
Archives for October 2019
Quote: "Truth never damages a cause that is just," (Mahatma Gandhi) In the news: Federal Whistleblowers would do it again, even after retaliation and "professional suicide." (Joe Davidson, The Washington Post, 10.04.2019) In context: America is the world's land of freedom guided by laws developed in line with a founding Constitution. … [Read more...] about Blow Them Whistles!
Quote: "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between" (Oscar Wilde, Interview, 1882) In the news: US troops express anger at at Trump's Syrian policy: We betrayed the Kurds (Ryan Browne, CNN, 10.15.19) In context: America is blessed by geography, history and a founding Constitution that lays … [Read more...] about America Belongs to the World
Quote: "An empty vessel makes the loudest noise so those with the least wit babble the most" (Plato, also proverb) In the News: Trump's Syria policy dismays Europe as Turkey launches campaign (Gavin O'Toole, Aljazeera, 10.10.19) In Context: The Ugly American was a 1958 book by Burdick and Lederer that told about shortcomings of American … [Read more...] about The Deadly American