When I started GKS in late October 2017, after taking a brief hiatus from blogging, I did *not* intend for it to be a politics/current events themed blog. I wanted to examine history, agrarianism, Southern culture, theology, and the preservation of the heritage of the sons of Europe who settled America. My fire to blog … Continue reading A New Day at GKS
With the emphasis on “political science” in our culture, and especially among the highly literate, I will be deemed a fringe figure by most because of this post, a heretic against the status quo. Is politics and government really a science, or just a bunch of competing theories? The meaning of the English word “science” … Continue reading Maybe Political Science Isn’t?
Today I would like to review one of the late Jeff Cooper’s books, Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology. I recently reread it, and decided to share it with my blog readers. For those unfamiliar with him, Jeff Cooper (1920-2006) was a Marine officer during WWII and the Korean Conflict, big game hunter, advocate of the 1911 … Continue reading Book Review: Jeff Cooper’s “Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology”
Today I would like to post a brief remembrance of Tsar Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov, ruler of Russia. He and his family were brutally executed by Communists forces on July 17, 2018, a century ago this week. I am not an expert on Russian history or all of the Tsar's policies. But what I do know … Continue reading Remembering the Romanovs
Was the United States of America founded as a Christian nation? If so, are we still one today? Those are two good questions. First of all, “America” had been settled by European colonists almost two centuries before the U.S. Constitution was ratified. What America are we talking about being Christian, the people of the … Continue reading Is/Was America A Christian Nation?
For this 4th of July, I would like to put up a brief tribute to my 4th great grandfather John Heinrich “Henry” Shively, who served in the Revolutionary War. The 4th of July is Independence Day after all, the celebration of an independence declared in a hall by men dressed in finery, but won … Continue reading In Memoriam: John Heinrich “Henry” Shively (1759-1842)
Let us consider the Christian Agrarian movement and the concept of agrarian community. Those who have been reading me for awhile will be familiar with agrarian author Michael Bunker. I still agree with the call to agrarianism expressed in his book Surviving Off Off-Grid, though I am saddened by the direction he has taken with … Continue reading Rethinking the Christian Agrarian Movement