Colin Kaepernick Has the Historical Stature Of Mohammad Ali

Colin Kaepernick has lost three years of his prime career in a sport with a cripplingly short span.  He now stands as a historic political sports figure of the stature of Mohammad Ali. Torn apart in his times, denounced, helped awaken a nation to the brutality of the American state. And his jersey, the shoes heContinue reading “Colin Kaepernick Has the Historical Stature Of Mohammad Ali”

Madman 2017: The Dawn of a New Nixonian Era

Richard Nixon sent 18 bombers, loaded with thermonuclear payloads, to threaten the borders of the Soviet Union. They flew aggressive patterns for three days. For Nixon had an idea. He called it his “Madman Theory.” And he believed it could win, or at least end, a war in Vietnam that had stretched nearly five years.Continue reading “Madman 2017: The Dawn of a New Nixonian Era”

The Once Essential War

It was not too long ago that Vietnam stood as the model war against which to measure all other wars. It took years to digest the tragedy. But, eventually, a consensus was reached that the first and most vital lesson learned from the ill-fated incursion was that the United States should not fight a warContinue reading “The Once Essential War”