The Spirit of Revenge

"Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape you; Bring them down to Kishon’s brook, and there let them be slain". Elijah, by Mendelssohn   This example, drawn from a Jewish book written several centuries before the current era, calls also to mind the events of the French Revolution, in… Continue reading The Spirit of Revenge


Time to Get the Ball Rolling

This is the text of a letter I sent to my Republican congressman, John Faso: "You are old enough to remember the Watergate affair. After six long years Nixon's criminality was catching up to him in 1974. In the famous words of Howard Baker, "What did the President know, and when did he know it?"… Continue reading Time to Get the Ball Rolling

The Boy Who Cried Wolf – a Letter to the president (sic)

Did your parents tell you the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf? It is one of Aesop's fables. Wikipedia sums it up: "The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking wolves are attacking his flock. When one actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers… Continue reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf – a Letter to the president (sic)