Mourning the WWII Generation…

that has mostly passed from the scene, as they were born before 1926. I am reading So As I Was Saying: My Somewhat Eventful Life, by Frank Mankiewicz and Joel Swerdlow. Mankiewicz died in 2014 at the age of 90, and Swerdlow finished up the manuscript. Swerdlow writes that Mankiewicz in some ways represented his... Continue Reading →


‘We Look Back to Think Forward’: Why We Must Study History In a powerful Ted Talk, Jeremy Suri, a professor of¬†Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the lack of imagination in popular culture today compared to the 1930s, even though, back then, there were no electricity lines and no telephones lines in rural areas. He draws on... Continue Reading →

Generational Influences Often Determine Political and Religious Perspectives

Often missing from political and sociological analysis of the American people today are¬†generational influences. There are stark differences between how people born at different times perceive the world. I encourage everyone to think about the generational influences on their own political and religious perspectives. I clearly identify as a member of the Baby Boom generation.... Continue Reading →

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