The Key to a Successful Startup
This might be news to you, but they key to a successful startup is not the Facebook Like button.
What are we to make of Woodrow Wilson?
Woodrow Wilson still holds the distinction of being the only president in US history with a Ph.D. His intellectual and political legacy are significant to say the least. This post discusses the question “What are we to make of Woodrow Wilson?”
Sherman’s March to the Sea
In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was named Supreme Commander of the Union Army. This move left William Tecumseh Sherman as Union commander in the western theater of the Civil War. Best remembered for his destructive March to the Sea, this post revists a somewhat controversial question:
Was Sherman a hero or a villain?
Is the federal government too powerful?
It’s hard to imagine the United States without a large central government. Americans often forget that the Founders disagreed vehemently regarding the size/form/structure that our new governement should take.
In your opinion, what is the proper balance between federal authority and state’s rights? Who should have the authority and why?
Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
The Allegory of the Cave appears in The Republic, Plato’s famous dialogue on justice. This post highlights a video interpretation of that allegory. What is the message or thought Plato is trying to convey?
Biking the Silver Comet Trail
I recently finished a two-day 121 mile bike trip with my dad and brother on the Silver Comet Trail, a paved trail stretching from Smyrna, Georgia to the eastern border of Alabama.
This post offers a few suggestions for planning your own Silver Comet adventure.