I’m glad some U.S. orchestras cut Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture from their July 4 concerts. Let’s just drop it once and for all. Do we really need to celebrate our independence • Read More »
Fear and Voluntary Servitude Shape PoliticsFebruary 24, 2021 | By eric.terzuolo | No Comments | Filed in: Miscellaneous.
Fear and voluntary servitude are powerful political motivators. “When you strike at a king, you must kill him.” This was Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice to Oliver Wendell Holmes who, as • Read More »
Tags: Emerson, Estienne de la Boétie, fear, monarchy, Peter Baker, reprisal, trump, voluntary servitude
A Really Close CallDecember 7, 2020 | By eric.terzuolo | No Comments | Filed in: Miscellaneous.
We’ve had a really close call. I’m glad I put blogging and much else aside for a while, when I became deeply immersed in the Biden/Harris get out the vote • Read More »
Tags: coup, Fascist, hitler, inept authoritatianism, mussolini, Napoleon, Nazi, nearest run thing, Trump Administration, Waterloo, Wellington
Pullout from NATO: Could It Be Stopped?September 7, 2020 | By eric.terzuolo | No Comments | Filed in: Miscellaneous.
Pullout from NATO in a second Trump term? The September 3 New York Times piece by @michaelcrowley was enough to trigger palpitations in any old security policy wonk. No big surprise, in truth. The President • Read More »
Tags: 2020 election, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty, presidential power, Senate, treaty withdrawal
Avoiding Demographic Meltdown Requires ImmigrationJuly 30, 2020 | By eric.terzuolo | No Comments | Filed in: Miscellaneous.
Avoiding demographic meltdown requires immigration, now more than ever. There is bad news for the U.S. birthrate. Peter Coy writes for Bloomberg that, due to the pandemic, 2021 births here could • Read More »