Thoughout history the rich and powerful have relied on the expoliting the fears and biases of the poor. In many cases the poor are simply blind to reality, and some are even victim to that old saw that says men pray no so much for their daily bread as they do their daily delusion.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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