Pursuing greatness

I've always felt I was destined for some great achievement, what I don't know. — Gen. George S. Patton, from the film Patton Ferdinand de Lesseps was a man who felt destined to accomplish great things. He was a visionary, a charismatic idealist whose unwavering self-confidence inspired those around ... Continue reading

The Panama Canal

Jimmy Carter took a lot of heat in 1977 when he signed the agreement to give control of the Panama Canal to Panama. It has turned out to be one of the better decisions of his presidency. The Panama Canal is a source of enormous pride here, and its importance to the world economy has brought a great ... Continue reading