Riders of the New Crusade


Liberty by the Sword:Quest and Empire in an Age of Fear"To McCain, a commitment to universalism requires American expansionism. Indeed,to McCain it is precisely commitment tothis imperial vision that makes Americanpatriotism superior to other brands ofnationalism. Our own patriotism wouldbecome compromised by stinginess andselfishness were we to show more restraintin world affairs." (Matthew Yglesias, on… Continue reading Riders of the New Crusade

For God and Country


"I do solemnly swear..." "Hear O Israel the Lord our God,the Lord is One.""...that I will faithfully execute...""I believe in God, the Father Almighty... and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary...""...the office of President of the United States...""There is no God but… Continue reading For God and Country

Manifest Destiny: The Crusaders in the Capitol


This is my response to the "Blog Against Theocracy" blogswarm that I missed this weekend. Please check out all the entries by following the link.(Tengrain of Mock, Paper, Scissors designed the "Blog Against Theocracy" logo.)When a government is allowed to hold its people hostage at the end of a crusader's sword, assembling armies of red-tie… Continue reading Manifest Destiny: The Crusaders in the Capitol