The historian Tacitus recorded an event where a first century Roman general, stationed in Gaul on the west side of the Rhine, witnessed a massive battle between two waring German tribes which left thousands of dead across the river.
The following is excerpted from my forthcoming book on the Lessons from Fallen Civilizations. In AD 450s the Roman Empire’s sovereignty over Western Europe had shriveled to just a few provinces in central Italy and southern Gaul. Two decades earlier, Germanic invaders, Vandals, who controlled all Iberia (today’s Spain and Portugal) were led by a [...]
Congress now piously debates an amnesty bill, U.S. cities brace for more marches promoted by Spanish-language radio stations, and Marxists and anarchists wish to see more and more illegals have a claim on your family assets. It’s chilling to remember that it was our ancestors’ embrace of amnesty that served to bring down the Western [...]
DUBAI (AFP) – Osama bin Laden (OBL) attempted to communicate with Al-Qaeda’s front man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, through a letter that was seized when a ground courier in Pakistan was intercepted. A US counter-terrorism official said in Washington last month that OBL had suggested to Zarqawi that he get [...]
Choosing Sides in America’s War on Terror se-di-tion n. 1. conduct or language inciting to rebellion… Not since the end Viet Nam conflict in the 1970s, have Americans witnessed, with some prominent exceptions, the majority of U.S. news organizations actively and openly attempting to undermine a U.S. war effort. As embedded Iraq war correspondent, Oliver [...]
For those of us in California who fear we may be losing the culture that was handed down to us from the Enlightenment of Hobbes, Locke, and Smith and of course, our founders, men such as Jefferson and Madison, the rise of Cruz Bustamante may bear some alarming parallels to the career of the fifth [...]