Immutable Law #1

No nation has ever survived once its citizenry ceased to believe its culture worth saving. (Hanson’s Law) In Professor Hanson’s essay, War Will Be War, which became the genesis for this book and was the inspiration for this immutable law, he wrote: “Themistocles’ Athens beat back hundreds of thousands of Persians; yet little more than [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:16+00:00 April 13th, 2012|Civilization History, United States of America, US History|Comments Off on Immutable Law #1

Straight Answers on War: Resolving to Use Force

Ms. Ryan – In response to your distinctly disingenuous plea (editorial page, Sept. 29th) for straight answers to the questions posed by President Bush’s embrace of preemption, unilateralism, and reckless militarism (for brevity –PURM), let me try to oblige by asking you to consider the following scenario. Imagine the Bush White House takes your counsel [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:40+00:00 October 13th, 2002|California, San Francisco Chronicle, US History|Comments Off on Straight Answers on War: Resolving to Use Force

Remembering 1942 and Piedmont Hero Jean Witter

“War is not merely a material struggle, but more often a referendum on the spirit.” The brilliant military historian, Victor Davis Hanson, goes on, “ No nation has ever survived once its citizenry ceased to believe its culture was worth saving.” On this year’s July Fourth we are not only celebrating our country’s independence, but [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:40+00:00 July 2nd, 2002|California, US History|Comments Off on Remembering 1942 and Piedmont Hero Jean Witter