The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Category Archives: Defining Western Civilization
Cadet Summer Training, the annual capstone event for the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) is the largest training event on the U.S. Army’s calendar. This year, over 5,000 Millennials will descend on Fort Knox, straining the logistical limits of the … Continue reading
Rebellious Conformity: yes, I thought that one up myself. The paradox nests rather nicely with respect to current events. Members of the most pampered, protected demographic in the history of the world gathered in Washington, D.C. last weekend to complain about… … Continue reading
The Tree. Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg, George III’s consort is generally credited with ordering the first Christmas Tree in England, making it enormously popular with the aristocracy of the time.
Islam requires reformation. This needs to be said, therefore let’s stop dancing around the issue. To my knowledge Hindus, Taoists, and Buddhists generally don’t strap on bombs, and they don’t seek out soft targets in the Western World. One could make a … Continue reading
An Afghan Conversation “Sir, can you do without me today? My family is headed to the Panshir Valley today and I have to stay and watch the house.” While not the first time that Majeed (not his real name) begged … Continue reading
Language, borders, culture. Take them in any order. This is what defines a nation. It is also one of those rare subjects on which one can truthfully assert that size doesn’t matter. One’s nation could be as large as the … Continue reading
When one mentions “Dunkirk” to the average high-school student in America, one is inevitably met with glazed eyes right before those eyes flick back down to the ubiquitous i-Phone. For those with a greater-than 7-second attention span, here is William … Continue reading