Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

A religious fanatic is someone who can't change their mind and won't change the subject. The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “Make America great again,” this moment is … Continue reading Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire

This is an American History series written by Danny Sjursen, a US Army major who taught history at West Point. It is the same history we all learned in high school, except the bullshit has been removed. Enlightening... The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of … Continue reading American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire

FDR and His Deal for a Desperate Time

The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “make America great again,” this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States … Continue reading FDR and His Deal for a Desperate Time