‘Selma’ strikes again: Deleting Rabbi Heschel, and the religious inspiration of Selma, from history

Rewrite.

Rabbi Heschel with MLK, Jr. on the march from Selma in 1965. Heschel is second from right. (Image" Duke University, Abraham Heschel papers archive)
Rabbi Heschel with MLK, Jr. on the march from Selma in 1965. Heschel is second from right. (Image” Duke University, Abraham Heschel papers archive)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Ukraine tipping point: A major disruption begins

Interesting times.

 

Back to the future. (Image credit: Sergey Ponomarev)
Back to the future. (Image credit: Sergey Ponomarev)

This one is baked.  The West will lose the round.

How will Ukraine end up?  My prediction: effectively partitioned, with the western portion of the country nominally left independent (for now), but under permanent threat from Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.  There may well be an open-ended period of inconclusiveness, framed as Continue reading “Ukraine tipping point: A major disruption begins”

No, it’s not the Cold War: Ukraine and the paradigm shift

Interesting times.

Have you felt the paradigm shift?  It’s happening all around us.  But I’m not sure most Western pundits have realized what they’re sensing (or perhaps even begun to sense it yet).

George Will’s column from the past week has stood out in my mind.  He’s by no means the only one, but he’s been one of the most categorical, putting the Ukrainian crisis in the terms of the Cold War.  “Ukraine’s ferment,” he suggests, “is an emphatic, albeit redundant, refutation of Marxism.”

I don’t think I’m alone in recognizing that that formula has been overtaken by events. Continue reading “No, it’s not the Cold War: Ukraine and the paradigm shift”