Tagged: American history

Ruling by Divine Right

Ruling by Divine Right

  Long, long ago, some people argued that  kings derived their authority  from God and could not therefore be held accountable for their actions by any earthly authority. King Charles I of England was...

I Wouldn’t Live in Montana

I Wouldn’t Live in Montana

I’ve never been to Montana. And I know very little about the state. When I learned that the people of Montana had chosen body slamming Greg Gianforte to represent them in Congress, I was stunned....

Judging Fidel Castro

Judging Fidel Castro

  As I listen to the pundits on TV and read their comments on the Internet, I wonder whether they believe what they say or are just making plausible remarks to draw a paycheck. Surely...

The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died

When I recall my “hippie” days, it’s the music I remember. I was divorced, alone, living in a rented room near the University of Toronto with a varied assortment of young men and women....

Harry Would’ve Known What to Say but…

Harry Would’ve Known What to Say but…

Harry Truman (above right, with Adlai Stevenson), was my kind of guy. A no-nonsense straight shooter who called the shots the way he saw it, he was always ready to shoulder the responsibility for...