"Our 'leaders,' seem now dedicated to a megalomaniacal lust for domination," says Clyde Wilson in this excellent Chronicles essay on the discouraging history of the US war habit.
Tradition in Action adds a new folk song to its series. This time it is the rousing Scotland the Brave. Interestingly, the lyrics were only written in 1951.
"Order is better than chaos." A tradition-minded historian offers an overview of what it means to be civilized in this YouTube video, via an Orwell's Picnic post on the destruction of ancient Syrian artifacts.