Reflections on wealth, sea power and national destiny

By |October 18th, 2015|Categories: History, Ideas|Tags: , , , , , , |

(Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney writes from Venice)  In 1890 an obscure Naval War College Professor -Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914)- published The Influence of Sea Power Upon History.  An instant classic the book had an electrifying [...]

Think Again: National interest or self interest? Not a hard choice

By |June 21st, 2014|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

If character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking, World War II Gen. Dwight Eisenhower radiated it on D-Day’s eve, writing that “any blame … is mine alone” in never-delivered remarks known as “In Case of Failure.” […]