Author: Jim Gray

Jim Gray: Terrorism and Liberty
International War

Jim Gray: Terrorism and Liberty

Recently I heard a presentation at the Orange County Chapter of the World Affairs Council by a former assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, who discussed the topic of terrorism.  Of course, we all want to be safe from the violence that terrorism often can bring, but we […]

Jim Gray: Let’s Focus More on Commonalities
Commentary

Jim Gray: Let’s Focus More on Commonalities

So now there is yet another situation in which we are pushing ourselves further away from each other due to a Nike ad about a former NFL quarterback “risking everything” by taking a position against police brutality.  This most recent “pushing” comes from two different police officers’ associations in the […]

Jim Gray: A Failure of Duty
Commentary International People

Jim Gray: A Failure of Duty

A while ago a long-time good friend of mine gave me the book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown and Company, 2007).  As many of you know, this book describes the killing […]

Jim Gray: Do We Really Want Liberty?
Commentary People

Jim Gray: Do We Really Want Liberty?

When it comes down to it, Liberty can be scary.  In reality, since the world can be a hard and even cruel place, many people actually would give up their Liberty in place of wanting “Mother Government” to take care of them.  So many people around the world would voluntarily […]