As my first post to this blog, I chose a piece I had written several years ago for a book I was writing.
For now, I think I'll focus on history and related topics.
The post on Thomas Malthus was posted March 21, but I deleted it accidentally. I do not want to go to a lot of trouble (a lot of trouble, for me) restoring it to its original date posted. Besides, I don't think it could be done, so I re-posted it instead.
I blame first-time blogger blues.