I study history because I think we can benefit from learning from mistakes of those before us. Why make mistakes that others have already made? It may seem odd to look at the Middle East, a region that has struggled with freedom and peace. Yet, historically speaking, I believe there is something we can learn from them that might benefit us here.
This is the story of John and Eliza. It is a Civil War love story. It is also a story of war, death, disease, and battle. But most of all, it is a story of the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of life.
Fatal conceit: it is the concept that central planning, with decision-making concentrated in a few hands, can never fully grasp the millions of complex individual interactions occurring simultaneously in the marketplace.
Independence Day may not be the oldest holiday originating in our country – Thanksgiving holds that title – but no other day defines the United States better than the Fourth of July. It was on that day, 244 years ago this Saturday, that we declared to the world we were going to govern ourselves.
For 45 million Americans, including nearly 900,000 Kentuckians, the coronavirus has threatened more than their health over the past three months: It has also left them, at least for a time, without a job.