Tag: abuse of power

Getting Out of A Nightmare

In the summer of 1972, a young American named Frank Shorter won the gold medal for his performance in the Olympic Marathon in the city of Munich.     I had just started being a runner that year.    I am not quite sure why I started, but I do remember watching Frank Shorter run and then wanting …

Memory Loss and the Fear of Negative Authority

If history teaches us anything,  it is that over the span of time authoritarian rule is gradually giving way to relationships built on equality.     Equality is as a huge tidal wave that is sweeping over the world.  One by one old regimes are giving way to ones based upon every person having a voice with …