The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it. It serves… to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection [and] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption….

— George Washington

Category: foreign affairs/human rights

  • Flags

    And a harsh foreign policy view by means of color-coded flags. [Update: Link is dead, so you get an backup — which is pretty worthless, since it doesn’t have the images. Oh well!]

  • Read This

    A summary of surveys on Muslim attitudes towards sharia, a “global Caliphate,” democracy, and the West:

  • On the War

    [Note: this article is a reposting of something I wrote for my family-only blog. It seems to be appropriate for general circulation, though, and I now present it with only the slightest editing.] I sort of think fighting over politics is like Bible bashing: totally unproductive. Why fight over the Good News? Why start a […]