An excerpt from Kurt Mahlburg’s new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? It was a year for the history books. Each of us has a story to tell about how the events of 2020 impacted us. Fires, pestilence, lockdowns and riots: for a while it felt like the world was going to… Read More Why the Unrest in the West?
Most of us have heard of Watergate—the political scandal that engulfed the Nixon administration in the 1970s. So infamous was that chapter in American history that we’ve since borrowed the “-gate” suffix in the English-speaking world to portray any political scandal—serious or otherwise—with intrigue or grave criminality. What was Watergate? Put simply, unknown men broke… Read More Biden, Trump, and the Greatest Scandal in American History
The “memory hole” is one of the most haunting images in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Used by government workers at the Ministry of Truth, this chute in the wall enabled Oceania’s one-party government to edit history at will and incinerate all evidence of their propagandistic deeds: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified,… Read More You Can’t Learn From Deleted History
From the day Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, I was sceptical. He was a mogul from liberal New York, unfaithful in marriage, divorced twice, and verbally ruthless towards his opponents. None of that has changed. And while there is still lots to dislike about Trump’s persona, his performance has surprised me. “I’m now… Read More 20 Reasons Trump Will Win Again In 2020
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”—Thomas Paine Such was the mood on the North American continent centuries ago, when pilgrims and pioneers dreamt of a brand new nation to call their own. Somehow, their experiment worked. Despite the founders’ striking flaws and all of modern America’s faults, the United… Read More America’s Founders on the High Price of Freedom
It’s a city that’s always fascinated me. I remember crafting cardboard models of New York landmarks for a board game I made in Year 4. And if you’re a regular to my site, you may have noticed that my homepage header is a photo of Times Square, also known as “The World’s Crossroads”. But this… Read More New York, or what I saw of it in 100,000 steps