What was the Whiskey Rebellion (1791-1794)?

Introduction The Whiskey Rebellion (also known as the Whiskey Insurrection) was a violent tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 and ending in 1794 during the presidency of George Washington (According to historian Joseph Ellis, this was “the first and only time a sitting American president led troops in the field“). The so-called… Read More


Poor Bloody Management…

“Late in February 1949 sailors on the Canadian destroyer Athabascan, on a spring training cruise to the Caribbean, staged a nonviolent demonstration, and the following week, in Far Eastern waters, so did about one-third of the 150-man crew of HMCS Crescent. The Athabascan was one of the escorts of the aircraft carrier Magnificent, thirty-two of… Read More