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 [...]

Mourning the Army I knew

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: National Security|Tags: , , , , |

(By Donald Devine,'76 Contributor) It was long ago, but the scene is burned in my memory. My Army drill sergeant informed us how lucky we were that a previous recruit had died on the infantry [...]

The practical impact of Veterans Day on veterans

By |November 13th, 2013|Categories: America, Opinion, Veterans|Tags: , , , , |

There is an impact, right? Honoring current and former service members should be a nonpartisan proposition. I will do my best here to keep it so. But neglect of veterans’ issues, whether explicit or semantic, bespeaks a politics of exclusion that no party—and no community—should accept. […]