The Façade of Greatness: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Napoleon at the Borodino Heights,  by Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin,  1897 By Duncan Riley 3/1/2020   Murder, generally speaking, is frowned upon in polite society. Consequently, if an individual were to detonate a bomb in a crowded street, killing and wounding dozens of people, they would no doubt meet with general reproach and condemnation from all … Continue reading The Façade of Greatness: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

It’s Not About Four Years, It’s About Five Centuries

Amazon workers on strike in Shakopee this past summer, Photo by Kerem Yucel. By Duncan Riley 12/22/2019   In response to the Trump administration’s most recent reactionary measure targeting immigrants, an executive order giving counties and states the right to block refugee resettlement, Governor Walz asserted in his recent letter to Secretary of State Pompeo … Continue reading It’s Not About Four Years, It’s About Five Centuries