When we think of greed we think of money. All greed is not monetary, or at least not exclusively so. I’d like you to approach greed that way for at least the next few paragraphs.
Tag Archives: Mussolini
Progressive Sweeping XII
It’s been a bit since my last sweeping and there is plenty to clean up. Let’s go. Continue reading Progressive Sweeping XII
Baseball movies are usually far from the best in cinematography. That said, probably my favorite baseball movie of all time is the 1957 film, Fear Strikes Out. It portrays Jimmy Piersall’s (who was a very good major leaguer) fight against mental illness exacerbated (I’m probably being kind) by his father. In baseball basically the worst thing a hitter can do is strike out. It is the ultimate failure in any particular at bat. Piersall was afraid of failure/failure to please his father.
SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION
I just added Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present by: Ruth Ben-Ghiat to the Recommended Reading List.
In her work historian and NYU professor Dr. Ben-Ghiat outlines the similarities of authoritarian figures of the last 100 years from Mussolini to Trump and Putin. The similarities are equally uncanny ans scary.
How I Know I’m Old
My youngest grandson, the calendar and the Republican Party. The preceding sentence was not a question; it was the answer to the question: How do I know I’m getting old?