Tag Archives: military

Action at the gentlemen’s club

Following another in a public-pleasing string of military victories, U.S. naval officer Stephan Decatur boasted, “Our country right or wrong.” G.K. Chesterton’s riposte: “My mother drunk or sober.”

Lipstick on the pig

Can the rape culture of a patriarchal institution—the military, the police, the prisons, fraternities et al—be changed? Well, no. And certainly not by another institution! It can be driven deeper underground and made more toxic, is all.


Wars, more wars, rumours of war. Protests, counter-protests, divorce courts, the Second Amendment.  Conflict devours incomprehensible amounts of energy. And it all derives from a single source: the idea of me and mine.