Rod D. Martin

Rod D. Martin

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As most of you know, I write for a lot of different publications like Forbes and I also blog and write exclusive material for, including investor insights, philosophical, political and cultural commentary, and ruminations on how all this comes together over the next 5, 50, or even 100 years (or more).

joseph martin

Gen. Joseph Martin

I’ll update you on some of the best of that here.  And the title is not misleading:  I’ll also be writing you…letters, one every week.  It’s something no one does anymore. We should.

So Happy Independence Day, and welcome aboard.

For Freedom,



P.S. Go see Dinesh D’Souza’s America.  I just did: fantastic. It’s really a must-see, and try to drag a liberal with you: they’ll learn things they’ve never heard before.


Meet Rod’s Fifth Great Grandfather, Revolutionary War General Joseph Martin

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100 Years Since Sarajevo: The Murder of the Old World

Rod on the deeper meaning and lasting ramifications of a civilization burnt to ashes, and of the barbarism that unleashed. It is not the tale your teacher told you.  Read on…

Stephen Hawking: Why AI Would Be The Biggest Event in History… & Possibly The Last

One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it…  Read on…

SBC President Ronnie Floyd Calls for New Great Awakening It’s an ambitious goal indeed, but one instantly recognizable to any student of American history. Incoming SBC President calls Baptists to prayer and action for a new…  Read on…