Tag Archives: freedom

fable of the man who rooted for the escaped prisoner

Why did he root for the convict? After all, the man had earned that long jail term.  His mind was a cloud filled with lightning. And yet, as the watcher sat in his dark living room, with his open innocent … Continue reading

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freedom fighter

As most children do, I dreamed of being free… Finally (a century later, it seemed), I got my freedom.  At the age of eighteen, I left home and over the years, moved here and there, to one city after another, … Continue reading

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ride on!

Derivative trading, doing business in Siberia, and using bitcoin have all been dubbed “a new Wild West”. We stick that label on many risky endeavors these days. ¬†Endeavors free of the usual restrictions–and so, frequently of dubious legality. ¬†Nonetheless, the … Continue reading

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we’ll throw him off our backs

Disgust… disillusion… a desire for national stability. According to historian Paul Johnson in Napoleon: A Life, a populace sinks down into such feelings after a time of revolutionary upheaval. From the people there then arises “an overwhelming demand for a … Continue reading

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