Lessons From Las Vegas

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The recent massacre in Las Vegas, NV, is a tragedy of epic proportions. With over 500 victims, it is the largest mass shooting in recent US history. There are a lot of questions about what happened, but the greatest question

How Intelligence Works (When It Does) – Part 3

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The following, How Intelligence Works (When It Does) by Herbert E. Meyer, is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. In the intelligence business, just as in scientific

Learn From the Past

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I see news reports of things happening in the world and those reports continue to seem eerily familiar. Have you noticed that, too? Wars, riots, starvation, and such, all provide a sense of deja vu.  They have been a part

How Intelligence Works (When It Does) – Part 2

Hillsdale College campus aerial view of the main plaza with an American flag prominently displayed in the foreground. Walkways between buildings frame the grass-covered lawn and there are numerous trees with bright green foliage scattered across the landscape.

The following, How Intelligence Works (When It Does) by Herbert E. Meyer, is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. Good intelligence is a combination of information and

The National Anthem

The United States flag flies at half mast, with the PoW flag beneath it. There is a clear blue shy overhead, and scattered desert plants in the background.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the national anthem and what people say and do during its playing. Tradition dictates that one stands during the national anthem (also known as The Star Spangled Banner) as a sign of

How Intelligence Works (When It Does)

Hillsdale College campus aerial view of the main plaza with an American flag prominently displayed in the foreground. Walkways between buildings frame the grass-covered lawn and there are numerous trees with bright green foliage scattered across the landscape.

The following – How Intelligence Works (When It Does) by Herbert E. Meyer – is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. The performance of our country’s intelligence

Frustration

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I’m currently in a season of learning how to deal with frustration. I’m frustrated with my finances. I’m frustrated with family. I’m frustrated with my house. I’m frustrated with unbelievers. I’m frustrated with my wife. I’m frustrated with this blog

How To Think About Vladimir Putin – Part 4

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The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. One theme runs through Russian foreign policy, and has

Give Up, Not Give In

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Do you ever have the feeling that things aren’t going the way you want or expect them to go? I know I do, and it’s very frustrating. Do you ever face the temptation to give up because of that frustration?

How To Think About Vladimir Putin – Part 3

Hillsdale College campus plaza in mid-summer, with walkways between the buildings and green grass laws in the foreground, There are large trees in the center of the picture, flanked by large buildings on the right and left sides, and a bright blue sky overhead.

The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. Russia retains elements of a kleptocracy based on oligarchic

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