Articles by Bob Diamond

War of the World

Although I was only age seven, I remember vividly what happened on Sunday evening October 30, 1938. Our family was glued to our favorite media…


An Open Letter to President Obama

On occasion, you have made positive reference to words from Progressive Republican President Teddy Roosevelt. Kindly consider posthumously correcting Teddy’s biggest blunder in his otherwise…


Our air was not as pure as England

Patrick Henry uttered his immortal words on March 23, 1775 to encourage the American Colonies to mobilize against the encroaching British military force: “Is life…


A Third Party Candidate

Several media pundits continually raise the possibility that a current Republican presidential candidate may eventually run for president as an independent. A fascinating question? Has…


George Atzerodt and the Plot to Kill Lincoln

Few people realize that John Wilkes Booth’s conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln also included the killing of Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William…


Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Lincoln

Mary Surratt’s life should have been spared. Mary, together with Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt and David Herold, were found guilty before a Military Tribunal of…


Sexual indiscretions by presidential candidades

Recent presidential candidates from both political parties can take advice from former presidents Grover Cleveland and Thomas Jefferson as to how to respond to alleged…


Adams, Jefferson and Haiti

By Bod Diamond…. Inspired by the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson in his Declaration of Independence that “All men are created equal,” Toussaint Louverture, Haiti’s…


A Poisonous Political Campaign can be Fatal

By Bod Diamond…. Bob Diamond The presidential candidate pleaded for “greater civility in political discourse by both the media and the political parties.” Those were…


Martin Luther, Anti-Semitism and Hitler

Two outstanding historical authors raised similar issues involving the Jews with a devastating conclusion – Jews were blamed for the Protestant Revolution. Max I Dimont…