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'Nights in White Castle' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Nights in White Castle'

While coming of age in the 1980s, young people witnessed numerous changes in technology, politics and many other fields. Yet the timeless task of facing one's future was as daunting as ever. It was also quite funny.

Air Force Academy graduates throw their caps into the air as F-16 jets from the Thunderbirds make a flyover, at the completion of the graduation ceremony for the class of  2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, May 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) **FILE**

Losing their way, service academies put our security at risk

One couldn't help but be shocked by the lack of discipline, the lowering of standards, and the destruction of traditions that had held officer trainees in good standing for decades, if not centuries. The situation has not gotten any better, and, in many ways, it is getting worse.

'Time Song' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Time Song'

It's hard to categorize Julia Blackburn's "Time Song." It's definitely non-fiction rather than fiction, though that judgment denies that the shaping hand of an author fictionalizes everything. But let's go with the broad classification of non-fiction and fit "Time Song" into it.

Marx Comes to America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Cultural Marxist attack on Western society

Have you ever heard of Antonio Gramsci? How about Herbert Marcuse? Or the Frankfurt School? These names are probably meaningless to all but a small minority of scholars academics. Yet, Americans should become acquainted with these names if they are to understand the forces that are currently tearing society apart.

Illustration on the liberation of the Baltic nations by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

When the course of history moved toward freedom

Thirty years ago two million Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians along with other nationalities living in our countries held hands in a continuous 370 mile-long human chain, and doing so moved the course of history in the direction of freedom. This event was the Baltic Way.

In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, American and Israeli Reform rabbis pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city. Israel's recent detentions of Jewish-American critics entering the country is shining a spotlight on a growing gulf between the country's hard-line government and the predominantly liberal Jewish community in the U.S. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Jews really shouldn't vote Democrat

- The Washington Times

One of life's greatest questions is if God created all, who created God? And one of life's other greatest questions is, how can Jews vote for Democrats? President Donald Trump put it this way: They're either ignorant or disloyal. And while the media circus performers have been having lots of fun with that one, the fact is, Trump has got a point.

A view of the Grace 1 super tanker with the name "Adrian Darya 1" over the place where "Grace 1" had already been blackened out is seen in the British territory of Gibraltar, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar in "24 to 48 hours," despite a last-minute effort by the United States to seize it again. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)

An Iranian tanker and international tensions

Six weeks ago, Britain sent 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando to board and impound the Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker, which then changed its name to the Adrian Darya 1 before being released, but that is not the only mystery surrounding this operation.

 Gotti's Boys' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: Gotti's Boys'

Much has written about the late Cosa Nostra Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, and there have been several films made about him.