Marvin Folkertsma

American Politics as a Confidence Game

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Reading post-2012-election news reports can be hazardous to one’s mental health, particularly for the sanity-challenged among us....

President Obama's Munich Moment—Folkertsma

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES In September 1938 the British prime minister had a problem. The Third Reich’s psychopath-in-chief was scorching the...

Remember Victory-In-Europe Day

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES December 1941 is usually remembered by Americans as that fateful month when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, thus...

Sick Chickens and Sick Laws

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES When President Obama made his famous declaration about how he was confident that “that the Supreme Court...

God and Man at CPAC

Marvin J. Folkertsma, Center for Vision and Values Amidst the hoopla, cheers, and ear-piercing whistles of enthusiastic approval for Republican presidential nominees at this year’s...

Remembering the Battlers of the Bulge

By Marvin J. Folkertsma, The Center for Vision and Values On December 16, 1944, the men of Lieutenant Lyle Bouck’s platoon had their all-night vigil...

Wall Street, the Mob, and the French Connection

Dr. Marvin Folkertsma, The Center for Vision and Values In “The Wild One,” Marlin Brando plays Johnny, a leather-jacketed vagabond sporting a black-brim hat perched...