Design & Destiny of Nations: Location

By |October 15th, 2017|

How does the sun set in your country? What is your national pastime? How is the maritime trade going? The answer to these questions depends upon the precise placement of your homeland on the sphere of this earth. The latitude and longitude of your borders will be a determining factor in its prosperity or its troubles. An equatorial country is at all times closer to the sun, therefore warmer than other locations, giving way to tropical manners and custom. A nation in equatorial Africa is by placement doomed to the constant threat of jungle disease, while Greenlanders simply worry about frostbite. On the other hand, the African may, due to the climate, run about without a shirt and survive, while the Greenlander must wear several layers to survive. This location factor then must be examined, exploited, and complied with in order to insure a national success.

Design & Destiny of Nations: Language

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Understanding history begins not with the events themselves, but with the advent of a language that conveys events into words. Poetry is speech aligned. Wars begin and end with the proliferation of language. Even law is rhetorical. All the technology in the world does not function without a unique vocabulary to sustain it. Language separates us by light years from the animal kingdom, and allows us dominion over the moon and planets, mountains and poles. Language then is a foundational factor to the success of a nation.

Design & Destiny of Nations: Nations

By |September 27th, 2017|

Nations—their leaders and citizens—can and should understand the factors that are integral to their country’s prosperity or demise. Historical observation can give some insight as to the identity of these crucial factors. Many political seers have endeavored to define which factors interplayed and finessed could determine national success, but have done so armed only with a humanistic foundation.