Chris Bray is a former infantry sergeant in the U.S. Army, and has a history PhD from the University of California Los Angeles. He is the author of “Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond,” published last year by W.W. Norton.
Donald Trump declines the authority of the cultural sectors that most assertively claim it. That’s the real conflict going on.
The rise of the gig economy foretells changes in governance as the rise of Carnegie Steel and Standard Oil foretold the rise of big government. We’re headed somewhere else.
Since (at least) the inception of the American republic, attacks on journalists in the United States have had a dark and painful history, and it’s a history other than Hitler, rooted in American soil.
We over-parent our children in scheduling because we under-parent our children in sitting and talking. They’re still present in the house at 30 because they weren’t fully in our presence at 10.
Like their pampered and delicate Victorian forbearers, today’s students cannot handle the horrors of everyday life, and are obsessed with self-care.
This is now the role of the legacy news media: A disheveled old man on the porch of the retirement home, screaming for everyone to shut up.
Americans are usually forgiving of warriors who break rules in moments of personal danger and the real threat of defeat. Donald Trump’s desire to push around the U.S. military doesn’t count.
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