History

History

One Simple Trick! Judges Hate it!

When you’re selected for a jury, the judge will give you stern instructions that your role is to judge the facts, not the law. In other words, your responsibility is to judge whether or not the defendant broke the law and render a verdict accordingly, regardless of your opinion about […]

History

Hard Choices in Living History

A few weeks ago, my dad and I saw Kenneth J. Serfass perform as Ulysses S. Grant. At one point, an audience member asked “Grant” for his opinion of another Union Civil War general. Serfass/Grant replied that he never let his personal opinions interfere with his military decision-making. On the […]

History

Bernard Lewis

“A book by Lewis was translated into Hebrew and published by the Israeli defense ministry. The same book was translated into Arabic and published by the Muslim Brotherhood (unauthorized). “In his preface to the Arabic version, the translator said, ‘I don’t know who this author is, but one thing about […]

History, Psychology

Do Me a Favor and Read This Post

Once upon a time, Jesse Grant and Thomas Hamer were good friends. They had a lot in common. Both were self-made men who had risen from poverty. Both had come to the Ohio frontier to seek their fortune, and both had found it–Grant as a businessman and Hamer as a […]