Fear In The Time Of Plague by William Klein

When facing the enemy during the Battle for Lake Erie, Oliver Hazard Perry dispatched, “We have seen the enemy and it is us.” Perry understood in no uncertain terms that the human condition is wrought with frailties and in times of war those frailties will come to light. Great minds that have changed the world … Continue reading Fear In The Time Of Plague by William Klein

“Look For The Helpers” by William Klein

“I’ve never seen anything like it.” I have talked with my elder friends about the coronavirus that is overtaking the world and this is the common saying. We are hunkering down in our home bunkers, stocking up on canned goods, toilet paper, water and essential survivals like chocolate and wine.  Many are practicing “social distancing” … Continue reading “Look For The Helpers” by William Klein

Desk 88: A Progressive History Lesson For Our Times by William Klein

Reading Senator Sherrod Brown’s book about progressives inspires greater thoughts about our times. “Desk 88” is a powerful and potent historical document for our times. Implicit in the writing of this book is the idea that we assess the intentions of a lawmaker not by just what he says, but by what he does. Senator … Continue reading Desk 88: A Progressive History Lesson For Our Times by William Klein

  “Politics and the Primacy of Conscience” by William Klein

The primacy of conscience is central to all moral teaching.  The development of a conscience is critical in the building of a just society and in societal discernment of right and wrong.  From a religious perspective, a conscience is the glue that holds doctrine together.  From a personal perspective a conscience is the very fiber … Continue reading   “Politics and the Primacy of Conscience” by William Klein