Category: lessons-from-history

There Are Five Types Of Spy

The following excerpt regarding ‘Using spies’ from the widely read ancient book, “The Art Of War” by Sun Tzu (China) written 2500 years ago, is fascinating in that one can read it and interpret it at many levels. While the book relates to ‘war’, the techniques within are used far …

A Straight Razor For SHTF

While looking back through history, the straight razor was the tool that was used to shave. Before the days of electricity and electric shavers and before the days of disposable razors, the straight razor got the job done. In fact, a straight razor can get the job done today just …

An Eighth Grade Test From 1912

Lessons from history… A copy of the Eighth Grade Exam for Bullitt County Schools in 1912 was donated to the Bullit County Museum in Kentucky. The questions within the exam of 100 years ago (for 8th-graders) illustrate the dumbing down (by comparison) of today’s American education system. I read this …

Thomas Jefferson Warned Us…

Centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson apparently gave the American people this warning: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until …

Politicians Will Not Save You

Listen up folks… As the election cycle is beginning to heat up yet once again, and as we all begin to endure the relentless bombardment of news snippets and sound bites from the next batch of D’s, R’s, and whoever else manages to get ‘air-time’, there’s something very important that …

We Came VERY Close To Nuclear War In 1962

Robert McNamara, who was U.S. Secretary of Defense during the Cuban Missile Crisis, stated that “we came very close” to nuclear war, “closer than we knew at the time.” How close were we? Terrifyingly close. If it were not for the non-action of this one submarine ‘second-in-command’ deputy commander, the …