Donald Trump is scary because America is scary

The enslavement of Africans and African-Americans. The Pequot War. The Olowalu Massacre. The Trail of Tears. The Mexican War. The Civil War. The Sand Creek Massacre. Wounded Knee.  I've seen this Feb. 9 post from Ezra Klein, titled "The rise of Donald Trump is a terrifying moment in American politics," a few times already in my … Continue reading Donald Trump is scary because America is scary

Death of a strategist

William Kaufmann died a couple weeks ago, at the age of 90. Unless you're a military history and strategy nerd like myself, the name means nothing to you (click here to read his obituary, published in yesterday's New York Times). Kaufmann advised five presidents on how to fight (and presumably, win) a nuclear war. He was, … Continue reading Death of a strategist