Remembering the Quiet, Unsung Heroes of America

W.J. Astore On this Super Bowl Sunday of 2014, doubtless we’ll be hearing about the “heroes” of the gridiron.  Whichever team wins will have its “heroes” (Peyton Manning, perhaps?).  Meanwhile, remote feeds will show various military units watching the Big Game, and doubtless these troops will be touted as American heroes.  (They’re indisputably a tad…

Who is b. traven?

B. Traven wrote the best selling book, The Death Ship, when people still read serious books.  Traven was a pseudonym for the author who never revealed where he lived or his real name to his publishers.  It was for good reason.  He had been condemned to death in Germany by the Social Democratic government which…