Author Archives: Steve Lancaster

Best-of List

by Steve Lancaster    3/21/14

This list is the result of a few beers with friends mostly Marines, and mostly made up on 10 Novembers over the last several years. No apologies are offered if you do not agree. However, I suggest if you aint’t been there and done that, think twice as the subjective and the empirical are mixed. More » • (3184 views)

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Nice to be Hated by Both Sides

by Steve Lancaster    3/12/14

Final results from FL 13th: More » • (846 views)

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Progressives Can Be Funny

DemolitionWomanby Steve Lancaster    3/7/14
There are two movies that Hollywood wishes they had not made and that they would not make today. Both are satires on the progressive mindset. The first, released in 1980, is Serial, starring Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Tom Smothers, and Christopher Lee. It is directed by Bill Persky who at the time was perhaps best known for the television series That Girl. More » • (2055 views)

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University Follies

ThreeClownsby Steve Lancaster    3/4/14
Ah, the modern American university. Home of free speech, searchers of truth and justice. When I was younger a degree from almost any university was considered essential to join the middle class. More » • (971 views)

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Very Scary Times

by Steve Lancaster    3/1/14

Recently the administration announced a RIF (reduction in force) for the military. The army will take the bulk of the cuts with the force reduced by 70-100 thousand men. The plan is to retire the A-10 warthog by 2020 and smaller cuts in Marine and Navy personnel and a slowdown in ship construction. More » • (1002 views)

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Ain’t Dead Yet

AintDeadYetby Steve Lancaster    2/28/14
Almost 100 years ago, Oswald Spengler postulated that the West was in a death spiral leading to the violent end of American and European civilization. After the 20th century, that prediction seems more likely than it did in 1918. Well-respected scholars have addressed this idea, among them Victor Davis Hanson. More » • (4677 views)

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Book Review: Dereliction of Duty

Derelictionby Steve Lancaster    2/26/14
By H.R. McMaster  •  A service member who is derelict has willfully refused to perform his duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such a way that he cannot perform his duties. Such incapacitation includes the person falling asleep while on duty requiring wakefulness, More » • (6599 views)

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Book Review: James Madison

JamesMadisonRBby Steve Lancaster    2/24/14
By Richard Brookhiser  •  The steps of the main library of The College of New Jersey at Princeton are worn smooth and have been impacted by thousands of students over two hundred years. One can imagine the history of these students and their professors. Somewhere on these steps little James Madison must have trod. More » • (2951 views)

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Where is the Media?

by Steve Lancaster    2/23/14

Several weeks ago I wrote that the modern progressive movement’s endorsement of abortion was based in the eugenics movement of the early 20th century, and that Margaret Sanger, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and Woodrow Wilson provided the intellectual basis for the racist ideology of the Nazi Party. I said, More » • (774 views)

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Grave of a Warrior

OldSoldierby Steve Lancaster    2/22/14
It happens several times a year, mostly when we are traveling and almost always in my beloved South. Someone will notice my Vietnam veteran hat and quietly thank me for service. More » • (1276 views)

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Grace of America

Graceby Steve Lancaster   2/19/14
Frederick Jackson Turner proposed in the 1890’s that the frontier was the embodiment of the American character. He presents the frontier as a special element of the American experience; however, it is not the physical frontier but a more ephemeral concept of the people that make up the special nature of America. More » • (889 views)

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The New Savonarola

Savonarolaby Steve Lancaster   2/5/14
At the end of the 15th century, Europe was a confusion of conflicting fledging nation states, competing cities, and the Papal States. In the Florence of the Medici — the center of art, literature and culture in Italy — 1492 saw the death of Lorenzo “the Magnificent” and the rise of an obscure monk, Savonarola. More » • (1053 views)

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