Thursday this site was down most of the day. There is a technological “food chain” that brings these words to your device’s screen. Almost all of it is above my pay grade and certainly my technical knowledge. Today is the 77th anniversary of D-Day which was effectively the beginning of the end of World War II. In the following I will endeavor to bring these things together while exploring three major challenges in contemporary America.
As much as I want to stop writing about Trump I can’t. He remains a threat to America and global democracy. Today I will stay within my lifetime and political awareness but still illustrate just how un-American he is. Continue reading Thanks Dick And Al
Since World War II, and arguably earlier, America has been the world’s leader. Until the Trump administration came along that is. Trump singlehandedly destroyed our world leadership position under the banner of America First which in his application meant America alone. Unilaterally giving up the number one slot only played into Vladimir Putin’s hands. Russia can only “advance in the standings” if the leaders come back to it. You have to wonder if that was an accident or an arrangement. All that aside the pandemic has presented the Biden administration for an opportunity to regain a position of global leadership.
Back a few months ago I committed to naming a Book of the Year. Well, the choice wasn’t that simple. For 2020 tellthetruthonthem.com is naming two Books of the Year: Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty along with The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. It’s almost as if the books won in separate divisions: the nerd and the regular divisions. Continue reading 2020 Books Of The Year
Two dates jump off the calendar for me: June 6th and December 7th. They are commonly known as D-Day and Pearl Harbor Day. Today is the 79th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and in reality so much more. Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Too Young Only Because Of Them