In case you missed them on the Steigerwald Post main page, here are two of the latest blogs, one by Steigerwald Post patriarch Bill Steigerwald author of Dogging Steinbeck, (2012) and the other by special guest blogger, travel writer Ethan Casey author of Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time (2004), Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti (2012) and Home Free: An American Road Trip (2013)
Ethan Casey: Drones Are the Napalm of Our Crazy Time
I was born in 1965, the year the first U.S. combat troops went to Vietnam. Growing up in middle-class America in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I distinctly remember that “Vietnam” – the place name stood in for a great many things left unsaid – was not discussed, almost taboo, among my parents’ generation. I didn’t realize this at the time, of course. I could only smell it, like the residue of something the dog left on the carpet, through the layers of deodorant and disinfectant.
Americans who had lived through “Vietnam” were emotionally and politically exhausted and had declared a tacit truce among themselves. That suited them – all of them, on all sides – but it left my generation poorly served. How can young people learn the lessons of history, if no one is willing to teach them? I had to assemble the puzzle for myself later, through self-directed reading and actually going to live in Southeast Asia. My first clue that I would need to do this came when I asked an older friend what “the sixties” had been all about, and he blurted out in bitter exasperation: “It was about how the blood of the war got on everyone’s hands, and we couldn’t wash it off. It’s still all over the place.” …
Calling Jon Stewart — Famous Author Tortured by Dead Publishing Industry
Super-star best-selling author and Kennedy-family expert Laurence Leamer and his new book “The Price of Justice” are being tortured by the brain-dead legacy publishing industry and the low-info dolts who run TV.
Below are two emails Leamer sent out to his friends and fellows describing what is and is not happening with his latest book.
“The Price of Justice,” which is almost guaranteed to become a movie some day, is about a pair of nobody Pittsburgh lawyers who went to court to challenge the nasty business practices of Don Blankenship, the former West Virginia coal baron and CEO of Massey Energy.
Leamer is a major best-selling dude.