Damon Gonzalez Jr.

Damon Gonzalez Jr. writes on politics andf foreign policy issues.
The Battle of Mogadishu: Twenty Years Later

The Battle of Mogadishu: Twenty Years Later

Holidays such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day celebrate the heroism, courage, and honor of American service members. October third should be the day Americans remind themselves of the true horrors of needless wars.

Rick Santorum: The Anti-Capitalist

Rick Santorum: The Anti-Capitalist

A few years ago, it seemed inevitable.  The popular resistance to the increasingly invasive federal policies in healthcare, housing, and finance seemed to have sparked a cultural revolution of sorts.  This was characterized by the "Tea Party" movement that demanded...

The Rational Interest?

"The American nation needs the tonic of a serious moral adventure."Ayn Rand once referenced this quote by Herbert Croly from The New Republic in describing the roots of war.  Upon first publication, this quote was an endorsement of Wilsonian thinking at the dawn...

The Cost of Compromise

If this latest "debt deal" was anything, it was certainly everything a "compromise" had to offer. While the original cut, cap, and balance plan was at least a step in the right direction, the underlying principles motivating the bill were unfathomable to Harry Reid...

The Needless Casualty

It is because of the bankrupt nature of altruism that events such as those on June 28, 2005 in Kunar province occur, and no one can explain the rationale for 19 dead American servicemen.

The Moral Crime of the "Religious Right"

John Winthrop wrote "A Model of Christian Charity" upon his arrival to the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1630. This composition has had a tremendous impact on American thinking, culture, and politics. Its notoriety comes from the fact Winthrop declares the early...

Egypt: Freedom or Islamism?

In what can only be surmised as chaos, most of North Africa, Yemen, and the Iranian theocracy's appendage, Lebanon, seem to be undergoing a very disturbingly rapid transition. Some attribute this state of apparent anarchy to the lack of freedom and economic reform....

Freedom or Islamism in Egypt?

Make no mistake, should Egypt fall to the Islamists, this will be the most embarrassing failure of American foreign policy since the collapse of the Shah’s government in Iran.

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