Mosul: ISIS Defeated But Is It Victory?

In Mosul ISIS has been defeated but does it count as victory? America’s misadventure in Iraq shows that defeating your enemy on the battlefield is not the same as victory. ISIS defeated in Mosul but…

Hanging Together or Separately

Hanging Together or Separately July 4, 2017. America is not a happy place. It is splitting apart rhetorically and if only a fraction of the threats posted in social networks are acted on it will…

50th anniversary of the Six-Day War

50th anniversary of the Six-Day War On the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, Michael Goldfarb has a meditation on how that event changed what it meant to be Jewish and Israeli. The Six-Day War…

Bible Study for Atheists

Bible Study for Atheists is an occasional feature of FRDH podcast. Michael Goldfarb looks at Bible stories and the Bible’s poetic books and talks about their history and their meaning in contemporary life. In this…

Trump and Security: What’s the Policy?

Trump and Security: What’s the Policy? President Trump’s foreign and security policy: What is it? Does the military know? As American war ships steam towards the Korean peninsula and American diplomats argue with Russian leaders…

Statistics Facts News Truth History

Statistics Facts News Truth History Facts are the building blocks of journalism leading, hopefully, to the truth, and the FRDH, First Rough Draft of History. In a world overwhelmed by data and statistics facts are…