Category Archives: History

Start of a bad ending: The Feminine Mystique

….previous (home page for this essay) Part of the series ‘Communism → second-wave feminism → social re-engineering’ Index and preamble for series ‘The Feminine Mystique’, the start of a bad ending Betty Friedan, the author of The Feminine Mystique, had … Continue reading

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Communism → second-wave feminism → social re-engineering

Second-wave feminism prevails in today’s society.  Many think that is good.  The why and how that came about are not so clear, the consequences often not considered. Second-wave feminism was launched in the 1960s.  These pages provide a summary of … Continue reading

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Actual lifespans versus estimated life expectancies

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(Revision 2018 02 19: to identify a serious error in a report published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a report on aspects of suicides in India.) Actual average lifespans in the United States began to decline in … Continue reading

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Mass killer, spree killer, rampage killer, serial killer…?

Mass killer, spree killer, rampage killer, serial killer… What is the difference? ‘A Nation of Killers?‘ argues that nationality is not a factor in serial killing and implies that neither is the sex of the perpetrator. It uses the term ‘spree … Continue reading

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Quotes worth remembering, at least worth copying

Quotes from some of the writings that I came across over the years: “The classical liberalism of the nineteenth century is widely and correctly admired, but we can now see that it was inevitably a transitional phase. The tendencies inherent … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou — fame not facts

Maya Angelou, “Trying to support her son as a single mother, she worked as a pimp, prostitute and _____.” How does such a passage make it into an 8th Grade maths test?  That depends… Nobel Prizes are hard to get, … Continue reading

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The wall at the border, down Mexico way

The “wall” at the U.S.-Mexico border Originally posted on FB, January, 28, 2017 Why is the liberal media obsessing about that wall? How is it any different from the walls around one’s home? Walls keep us safe, but they cost money. … Continue reading

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Women’s March

The Women’s March on Washington (2017) was probably the single, most important event staged by feminists that evoked in the general public a rejection of feminism. The highlights of the policy platform that were impressed upon the writers of the … Continue reading

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Censorship, FB joined Google in collaboration

Censorship by Google and Facebook is a reality that should be of great concern to lovers of freedom of expression and of freedom of choice.  It made me glad to see that Tucker Carlson (an American conservative political commentator for Fox News) and … Continue reading

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Roman Warm Period : Timeline and Decline

The Roman Warm Period covered the interval from about 250 BC to about 400 AD.  It had helped to bring the Roman Empire to its apex, when the City of Rome had about one million residents.  The might, size and wealth of … Continue reading

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