Americans don’t understand war

I am an American and I admit that I probably will never understand war until it comes to my doorstep. Most Americans have lived their lives with no wars or a war being fought across entire oceans on another continent. We rarely see the horror of wars unless we are personally fighting there. I am reminded of the problem this creates because it makes the decision to go to war so much less serious than it should be. I remind my reader here that the last war on North American soil was the Civil War. In the Civil War, the … Continue reading Americans don’t understand war

Social Democracy: a Critique

Right now, social democracy is being talked about seriously again for the first time since the Great Depression. The social democratic new Deal was put into effect by the Roosevelt administration in order to mitigate the worst effects of the Great Depression and to ward off the threats of both socialism and fascism. Social Democracy is a system based on a mixed economy and a strong welfare state. It allows government intervention in order to protect citizens from the excesses of capitalism. FDR saved capitalism from collapse but I do not think Social Democracy is a good long term solution. … Continue reading Social Democracy: a Critique