Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation by Earl Henderson). In August of 1796, as the bloodshed began to reduce for the first time in St. Domingue in nearly five years, an election occurred to send deputies to France. Influenced by Toussaint L’Ouverture, the two French commissioners, … More Empire of Liberty: Unthinkable
“Once a man asked me where my faith stemmed from. I replied the United States. “But you are the Tsar!” the man asked me flabbergasted. Why does your belief in God originate in a foreign country? Because, I replied, there is no other explanation for the existence, rise and power of that land beyond the … More Empire of Liberty: State Secrets
That’s a loaded question isn’t it? If someone asked me how aware I am I’d probably respond with “of course I’m aware, I’m a journalist, it is literally my job to be aware.” Simply asking that question almost comes off as an insult. Nonetheless it’s a powerful question and one worth asking. It’s also far … More How Aware Are You?