Oooooh, call on me, prof! I know, I know!
The Constitution is the greatest instrument of government ever produced by man. It has proven itself remarkably sturdy, facilitating popular government in the United States amid enormous changes through the centuries. James Madison said that the delegates’ task was “framing a system which we wish to last for ages.” In this regard, they were successful beyond their wildest dreams.
Until another 20 years pass and some good historians approach this, I think Noelle Emery's piece should be the last word.
"Archaeologists uncover secrets of how mankind pulled off one of its most awesome miracles - the Great Pyramid of Giza"
They think they've finally figured out how the ancient Egyptians moved all those heavy blocks so far. As had been suspected, water was apparently involved.
A very interesting piece on Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
In the years leading up to the Revolution, as the question of breaking away from the Mother Country heated up, Carroll faced a dilemma: remain loyal to the Crown, which had persecuted his family for 200 years, or join the rebels, who were persecuting him and his family right now.
"Democrats and piggish Republicans trash Cruz, other conservatives, over opposition to fattened Sandy relief pork."
I don't have anything interesting to say about Confederate statues, but for anyone interested in a debunking of the Lost Cause hooey, James McPherson's 2001 piece does a good job.
Check out, for example, South Korea in 1960, and then tell me how awful the modern world today is.
Review of Never Call Me a Hero, the story of Lieu. J.G. N. Jack Kleiss of Coffeyville KS, who flew one of the Enterprise's Dauntless dive bombers at the Battle of Midway.
He was the only American flyer to bomb successfully three Japanese ships. And he survived the battle.
Al wasn't wrong. He was just, as they say, early.