After reading my last post (The Virus of the Mind: Imperialism, Syria, and Selective Accountability), someone directed me to an article written by the political scientist Dr. Joel Johnson (Augustana College). In "A Connecticut Yankee in Saddam's Court: Mark Twain on Benevolent Imperialism" (2007) the author uses an analysis of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in … Continue reading What Can Mark Twain Tell Us About Syria?
Who's to Blame? Years ago, when I was a freshman in college, I remember having a conversation with a young Republican. I can't remember the context or how the subject came up, but we were discussing the blameworthiness of those implicated in the escalation of the Vietnam War. "It all began with Kennedy," he claimed … Continue reading The Virus of the Mind: Imperialism, Syria, and Selective Accountability