This amazing book was printed in Spanish in 1930. An English translation became available in 1932 and the book has been continuously published ever since. This reviewer first read it so long ago that only the sketchiest recollections remained, but enough to realize its relevance today and to reread it.
March 6, 2014 2 Comments
A humorous look at recent news.
March 4, 2014 2 Comments
Here is some powerful symbolism showing what is happening in Ukraine.
March 3, 2014 1 Comment
Victor Davis Hanson is one of those articulate people that can speak extemporaneously better than most people can write considered prose. For those who don’t have the time to devote to the full interview, we’ve captured some of his thoughts.
March 3, 2014 2 Comments
Don’t worry, our fearless leader, really does care. Even though he can’t be bothered to attend a National Security Meeting on what’s happening in Ukraine. He’s been briefed by ‘it was all because of a video’ Susan Rice.
After all, he did say there would be consequences.
March 1, 2014 2 Comments
In the introduction to Why We Won’t Talk Honestly About Race, the author explains that his aim for writing the book was “to talk honestly about race,” to convey views, however legitimate or widely held, branded as racist by defenders of the status quo and banned from public discourse.
February 26, 2014 No Comments
The Last Patriot is novel by Brad Thor, and admittedly not the sort of book normally reviewed on WWTFT. That being said, there was a clever tie-in to some things that are regularly covered on WWTFT. For one, President Thomas Jefferson is weaved into the plot as is Captain Isaac Hull, the man famous for sinking HMS Guerriere early in the War of 1812.
February 25, 2014 No Comments
I had an interesting conversation today with two friends I’ve made over the past 18 months. One of them is from Ukraine and the other from Russia.
First, some background:
I’ve been brushing up on my Russian for the past 18 months or so, and was fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of these two men early on. They are both extremely gracious and patient with my butchering of their language, and we’ve been able to have many an interesting conversation.
February 24, 2014 3 Comments
The president told New Yorker interviewer David Remnick that Marijuana is no worse than alcohol or cigarettes. Reportedly, Obama also speculated that legalizing “hard” drugs, including cocaine and meth might ultimately be a matter of creating a “negotiated” or “calibrated” dose for safer use. Such sentiments uttered by the president are guaranteed to give every parent heartburn. Let’s hope these musings are just a consequence of going off the teleprompter.
February 21, 2014 1 Comment
Richard Fernandez has written an excellent piece on the causes and consequences of destroying a society from the inside out.
Fernandez explains that the collapse of a society is deceptively slow … until it isn’t. There are inherent human responses that strive to perpetuate the illusion of normality, long after the point of no return.
February 20, 2014 2 Comments