The lead essay is a magnificent
classic: Thomas Jefferson's evaluation of George Washington.
This is a treasure I hope each visitor will read!
The companion Washington Anecdote shows his character in action.
You will learn new, fascinating things in my essay on
Alexander G. Bell. The Y2K article is a
fun snapshot of what happened
to me during the transition to 2000. "Speak
Truth to Power" is a satirical and
analytical look at Bill Clinton. For history
buffs, there is Pope Urban II's masterful speech in 1095
that launched the crusades. And for a change of pace,
there is the wicked wit of H. L. Mencken on the graveyard of the gods.
There are excerpts of 4 of Churchill's stirring speeches during the darkest days of WWII
and a short, powerful speech to the troops at the
commencement of the Iraq War by
Lt-Colonel Tim Collins. There is an illuminating Analysis of Islam by Paul Stout
and his brief, penetrating explanation of faith, morality and facts in Morals Without Faith.
Bob Stubblefield precisely identifies the philosophical errors in the
Arguments Against Objectivism.
Finally, there are Earl Spencer's
emotional eulogy for his sister, the beloved Princess Diana,
the "Great Liberator" eulogy delivered by Margaret Thatcher
at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan, and VP Dick Cheney's understated, but
powerful eulogy for President Gerald Ford.