I'm a middle-aged man from the United States with what they call a "colorful" background (which I'm sure I'll go into at some point) who only this year (2020) started diving deep on history, economics, government, politics, internationalism, and civics.

I make no claim to expertise on any of the subjects I will post about here and welcome corrections and critiques. I dropped out before high school but I've picked up a few dozen college credits and a lot of self-learning over the years so I'm not completely ignorant about things, but I know there are gaps in my education.

I try to be honest, thorough, and fair, but I don't pretend to be completely objective. What I explore and how I write about it will be, for better or worse, informed and shaped by my experiences, opinions, and bias, whether conscious or unconscious.