How History Impacts Today’s Western Civilization 2018-04-10T08:23:08+00:00
  • Memo to Trump: Can’t We Learn from the Roman Model?

    While the world is focused on the upcoming meeting between President Trump and dictator, Kim Jung Un, attention on what Iran, North Korea’s closest ally, is doing is absent from the front-page news coverage. Count me among those who were appalled by the eight years of the Neville Chamberlain-like appeasement model peddled around the globe by the Obama administration. President Trump, we are greatly heartened by your total reversal of such a failed approach to foreign policy. But can we please have a more serious and consistent approach to the Middle East and especially now in Syria?

  • Is Trump Partnering with China to Bring Down the Kim Dynasty?

    Now that President Trump has accepted Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet, it is worth remembering the events of October 11th and 12th of 1986 when Ronald Reagan and the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikael Gorbachev, met at a summit meeting in Reykjavik Iceland.

  • Memo to Trump Haters – This President Just Might Save Your Lives

    It seems not have occurred to the viewers of CNN, to Anderson Cooper and to the endless guest commentators who form the anti-Trump media that, if they are successful in paralyzing this presidency via some form of legal jeopardy, their own lives could be imperiled.

Please Reconsider and Recognize a Free Kurdistan – A Letter to President Trump and Secretary Tillerson

October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Please Reconsider and Recognize a Free Kurdistan – A Letter to President Trump and Secretary Tillerson

While most of the media was obsessing over the sexual predations of Harvey Weinstein and the NFL freefall brought on by its own pitifully misinformed “kneelers,” it failed again in its responsibility to understand and fully report on a huge story.

Trump’s Pivot in Afghanistan – A Reality Check

August 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Trump’s Pivot in Afghanistan – A Reality Check

Now President Trump, in what was his most lauded speech since he announced his run for president, has committed an unspecified number of new soldiers to the fight and the United States to a new strategy in Afghanistan.  Inevitably, his critics on the left and even some on the right questioned the wisdom of this, given that the sixteen-year Afghan campaign makes it America’s longest war and one that we’ve lost because roughly 50% of the country is now in the hands of our enemies.

In a Second Cuban Missile Crisis, Catastrophe Was Averted… For Now

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on In a Second Cuban Missile Crisis, Catastrophe Was Averted… For Now

While most of the US press was totally fixated on attaching the labels of racist, bigot, and white supremacist to the President, it totally missed one of the biggest stories in a generation—a nuclear war with North Korea was averted.   

Lessons from Fallen Civilizations

Follow Larry Kelley’s journey through history to discover how the United States can prevail in the war with resurgent militant Islam and its allies, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China, the “New Axis of Evil.”

Lessons from Fallen Civilizations Volume One by Larry Kelley

Volume One: Can a Bankrupt America Survive the Current Islamic Threat?

Volume One goes deep into history to examine the fall of great civilizations like Greece, Carthage and Rome. Through this, Larry Kelley outlines 10 factors, or Immutable Laws, that have repeatedly led to the destruction of these civilizations. Learn how they relate to the modern Islamic threat.

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Lessons from Fallen Civilizations Volume Two by Larry Kelley

Volume Two: The Way Forward

Volume Two dives into modern day losses the West has suffered at the hands of resurgent militant Islam, the consequent dangers America faces due to the failures of the Obama presidency, and what future American presidents and the US allies must do about it. Larry Kelley offers an additional Immutable Law and a 12-step plan to beat resurgent militant Islam and create a safe future. Yes, it’s possible!

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A Word From the Author

larryfishingMy wife considers me at times to be an insufferable alarmist. I found out though that I’m only a modern participant in a long tradition of American alarmists and also think I may have actually identified the first. His name was Professor Alexander Tyler. The professor was an expert on the Athenian Republic and was commenting here on the new republic that was being discussed in whispered tones by a growing number of American revolutionaries of his day. He wrote this alarming piece around 1760:

The Fall of the Republic
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.