My Reaction to Charles Pena’s Blog Asserting The United States Has Accomplished its Mission in Afghanistan The above link will take you to Charles Pena’s blog which was published in, The National Interest. In it Pena argues that the United States has accomplished its mission in Afghanistan and should therefore pull U.S. troops out of the country. The blog I’m writing now is my reaction to the incorrect premises Pena […]

Essay – Risks, Revelations and Complexities of 21st Century Whistleblowing

The Anything to Say? monument depicting whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange defies stereotypes of bronze statues. Bronze busts traditionally depict ancient figures like generals, kings and Gods. Snowden, Manning and Assange are contemporaries who didn’t fight their enemies with swords or lightning bolts. They wield information. Secret government information.

Essay – Lincoln’s Resolve Concerning the Preservation of the United States

When Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president, he promised to do his utmost to preserve the country. He considered his “sacred duty” more important than any issue, even slavery. The onetime farmhand undermined the institution of slavery like ocean-waves slowly eroding a cliff. He knew that moving too quickly toward slavery’s abolishment could destroy the country.

Essay – Let the Markets Alone! Self-Interested Butchers and Why Laissez-faire Shook the World

To understand why laissez-faire became relevant in the 18th century, an examination of three subjects are required: 1) Past economic societies 2) The inner workings of laissez-faire and 3) How the philosophy of “letting the market be” could be reasonably intertwined with existing systems.

Video Screenplay Review – Vice (2018)

What if a soulless man became one of the most powerful people in the world and nobody saw it coming? Adam McKay, screenwriter of The Big Short and now Vice tells us what happened as Dick Cheney rose the ranks of the White House echelons.