Why Economic Culture Matters

A review of Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future by Samuel Gregg (New York: Encounter Books, 2013) *          *          * It is not often that one finds refreshing nuance in books dealing with economy. Economics … Continue reading

True Glory Can Only Be Born of Pain

From every side of the parade grounds, with habitual and quite natural enthusiasm, a huge crowd watches a trooping of the Queen’s Royal Grenadiers in their ceremonial uniforms. New military tactics forced uniforms like these into obsolescence long ago. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

The Chaplain Was a Sky Soldier

In the early morning hours of November 9, 1967, as American artillery and aircraft pounded an 875-meter-high hill near Dak To, Vietnam, Fr. Charles Watters offered Mass at its base. Many Protestants joined the Catholics for the well-attended service. Soon, … Continue reading

The Paratrooper’s Prayer

The Paratrooper’s Prayer was written by Second Lieutenant André Louis Arthur Zirnheld, a parachutist in the Free French Army. While serving with the British SAS deep behind enemy lines in Libya, he was killed in action on July 27, 1942. … Continue reading