The Supersoldier Drug That Isn't

The Supersoldier Drug That Isn't

In the early 1990s, during the U.S. intervention in Somalia, press reports blamed the appalling violence in that country on qat, a stimulant shrub with a long history of social use there. As I explain in my latest Forbes column, reporters covering the civil war in Syria are making a similar mistake: In the 1960s […]

Want To Be Politically Correct?

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected – Jason Hanson Prepper’s Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets and Kits – Jim Cobb The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government – David […]

Silence From the Open-Borders Crowd

Regular readers are aware that I have written a good amount on the topic of open borders and culture recently.  I began down this road because I was challenged to tackle Hoppe in the same way I have gone at several left-libertarian positions.  These posts have been among the most commented-on in the history of […]

An American Ex-Pat in England

Born in Kansas City and raised in Midland, Michigan, Dan has also lived in Myrtle Beach, Vail, Martha’s Vineyard, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Taos, Durham, New York, Albuquerque and Denver in the US. He taught English in Seoul for three years, moved furniture in Barcelona for two and, for five years now, has been miserably ensconced in […]

You’d Better Stop Terrorism

How can we stop terrorism? Before you commit yourself though, you might want to consider the following – – – ~”There is no way to stop a dedicated terrorist who is willing to pay the price.” –Desert Storm General Norman Schwartzkopf, Ret., MSNBC ~”The asymmetrical advantage a terrorist has is that he can strike any […]

Francis Wants To Rewrite Scripture?

In Nairobi, the pope calls for “eliminating carbon use” on a continent where tens of millions of  poor families burn wood to heat their homes and cook their food. (He somehow failed to note that Jesus cooked fish for his apostles over burning coals). Meanwhile, U.S. bishops join their colleagues to demand a binding global […]

Members of the Knights Templar in discussion.

Treasure of the Knights Templar

The ‘Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon,’ more commonly known as the Knights Templar, or the Templars, was one of the most renowned military orders during the Middle Ages. The source of their fame came not only from their prowess on the battlefield, but also from the wealth they amassed during the […]

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