Berkeley Protest

“Leftist Anarchy, not Fascism, is the Real Threat to Democracy” (The American Spectator)

At this moment, I am on assignment in Europe, a continent that, like America, seems more screwed-up with every visit. To escape the insanity that threatens to engulf us all, this morning I decided to work remotely from a small French town. Hammering away on my laptop, I sat down to enjoy a nice breakfast … Read more

Larry Taunton in the doorway of a ruin

Hiding Places: Secrets the Walls Tell

You’ve heard the saying, “If walls could talk.” It is a sentence fragment, an incomplete thought, a fill-in-the-blank. Perhaps it should be written like this—“If walls could talk…?”—since it is an implied question. Traveling extensively in some of Europe’s ancient cities, this unspoken question—what would they, i.e., the walls, say?—has come to mind many times. … Read more

Nazi US flag

The Nazis Next Door

According to The New York Times, US spy agencies employed over 1,000 ex-Nazis during the Cold War: They believed the ex-Nazis’ intelligence value against the Russians outweighed what one official called ‘moral lapses’ in their service to the Third Reich. What’s your assessment? Is this justifiable under any circumstances? Contrast this perspective with “Operation Last … Read more


Remembering D-Day

“Our children will be the last generation who will be able to meet those who had participated in an event that really did change the course of history,” says Guy Walters in The Telegraph, referring to D-Day war veterans. Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which Winston Churchill called “the most difficult and complicated … Read more