So many people I know (mostly on the left) complain about politics, but refuse to vote or realistically participate in the electoral process. Some believe that protesting (without voting) is sufficient. I think that's silly. Generally, protesting is a way to show elected politicians (or businesses) that a large number of their constituents (or customers) are angry and want things to change. Its a basically a short-cut, a way to tell stakeholders that they will suffer serious consequences…Continue
I was recently reading about WW1 and came to a realization: in more ways than one, WW2 was the second chance for not only Germany, but also countless of her WW1 allies, to achieve what they almost did in WW1.
Just prior to WW1, Germany organized a series of powers into what came to be called the Central Powers. They were aided by the elite in Austria-Hungary (including the elite in its composite nations, Moravia, Bohemia, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia), Bulgaria, and also Turkey. Italy…Continue
In 1992, leading national scholar Francis Fukayama wrote "The End of History and the Last Man." In it, the author claimed that capitalism and western democracy won the ideological "battle royale" of the 20th century, and was now the "last man standing" without any contenders. All the other ideologies, such as monarchical imperialism (Ottomans, Czars, Hapsburgs), fascism, Nazism, Communism had been defeated and relegated to the so-called "dustbin of history."
Other historians said that…Continue