The optics are not good when Germans start polishing helmets and carry torches at night.
Enjoyable easy read about the critical year that Washington led a ragtag army of 'rabbles' that miraculously defeated the greatest military machine that the world had ever seen - to date.
There is only one way of thinking that is capable of making progress or of surviving in the long run and that is the way of seeking good explanations through creativity and criticism. What lies ahead of us in any case - is infinity. All we can choose is whether
A short daily journal about the Omicron Variant as it unfolds.
Raskolnikov's dream of a plague "...from the depths of Asia" in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, 1866 > He dreamt that the whole world was condemned to a terrible new strange plague that had come to Europe from the depths of Asia. All were to be destroyed except a very few chosen.
From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer.
Interesting thread that graphs the growth of COVID cases correlative to lockdowns. The point is that lockdowns don't work in America. Perhaps they should - but they don't. They don't work here for a bunch of reasons that don't matter (because it doesn't change the reality of the situation). Further,
The quarantine is changing us - physiologically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically.
9/11 "didn't happen here" for most of the country but the impact was still immense and profound.
I'll add charts as time progresses and do a retrospective at the end of this year to see how we fared against comparisons with the Great Depression, Great Recession and 2001 crash.