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Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman is Founder and Executive Director of The Global Uplift Project which builds small-scale infrastructure projects in the developing world to improve humanity’s capacity for self-development. Robert taught economics and history at Los Altos High School where he also coached the Speech and Debate team, including producing a national champion in 2006. He has traveled extensively in both the developed and developing world. He is the author of "The Best One Hour History" series which includes "World War I" (2013), "The InterWar Years" (2014), "The Vietnam War" (2013), and other titles.

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How the US Could Solve the Ukraine Crisis Tomorrow

If the U.S. wants peace, it can have it tomorrow.

Robert Freeman ·


The Lessons the U.S. Will Probably Not Learn from Afghanistan

It’s not even important that wars be won but that they be eternally prepared for by buying ever-greater numbers of ever-more complex and ever-more useless weapons systems.

Robert Freeman ·


The Crimes of Donald Rumsfeld and a Reflection on the Iraq War

The real tragedy of the 2003 U.S. invasion is that virtually none of its lessons have been learned. It's easy to understand why. None of its perpetrators have ever suffered any consequences for the damage they inflicted on the country and the world.

Robert Freeman ·


Why Infrastructure is So Much Bigger Than Just Infrastructure

"The beauty of pursuing a rebuilt infrastructure is that it brings with it the solution to the other four spokes of national renewal... They work together, like the spokes on the metaphorical wheel that unites them."

Robert Freeman ·


The Republican Party and the End of Enlightenment

"Republican discourse is a never-ending torrent of lies, idiocies, and absurdities—the very antithesis of Reason."

Robert Freeman ·


Texas Freeze Illustrates a Failed Economic System

We need to begin changing our fundamental ethic, from "I'm getting mine. Screw you," to "We're all in this together." Because we are.

Robert Freeman ·


Four Insurgencies that Counsel Vigilance at the Trump Revolt

If we are to save the country, we must find the wisdom to think anew and the courage to act anew.

Robert Freeman ·


The Republican Party and Victimhood as Ideology

Republican victimhood hijacks legitimate suffering to elevate itself into self-anointed martyrdom.

Robert Freeman ·

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