“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.” – John Steinbeck. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914, but the German invasion of Belgium commencing the

The abiding direct link from the onset of The Great War 100 years ago this summer to the world we live in today is far more pervasive and goes far deeper than the annual “Iron Harvest.” The

We are now in the period of the 100th anniversary of the launch of the “Great War,” the “War to End All Wars,” which became known as World War I only when a follow-on world war ensued. As

Add to the past week’s rise of a new state over the melted bones and ashes of Dick Cheney’s war of slaughter in Iraq, an Islamic “caliphate” dedicated to rule by ancient Islamic Sharia law,

The fast-developing events of the last week in Iraq have been stunning and ominous if for no other reason than that they’re sweeping beyond anyone’s control, adopting a certain relentless

Whew! Another election is behind us, and for about one day, the email inbox on my computer was relatively calm. But then it starts right back up again. Alarmist headlines and personal chastisements