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Articles by Ralph Kinney Bennett

The U-9 and the Realm of the Unexpected Friday, September 19, 2014
Exactly 100 years ago the world was reminded yet again that war — declared or undeclared — is in many ways a chronicle of disastrous assumptions and unpleasant ...
This Astounding Enterprise Thursday, July 3, 2014
'The first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.'
What a Father Taught Me Sunday, June 15, 2014
He helped me penetrate the mystery of fatherhood, even if it is a bit late.
Death, Duty, D-Day Friday, June 6, 2014
Seventy years ago, our nation led the Western World to a costly victory over tyranny in what was the greatest military undertaking in history.
Funny Thing about Christmas Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Nowhere in the Bible are Christians commanded to observe Christ’s birthday. It is as if God said to man, 'Make of this event what you will.'
An American Thanksgiving Tuesday, November 26, 2013
We are a grateful nation. And because we are a grateful nation, we are a generous nation. Our founders were steeped in this idea, and it is still strong among ...
Fallen Heroes, Never Forgotten Saturday, May 25, 2013
Toward a deeper gratitude for our freedom, with a clean pride in a country that has spilled so much of its blood for others.
The Guardians Monday, November 12, 2012
They have kept a rendezvous with death, stiffened their sinews in times of alarm, and made the best of the misery of the battlefield and the tedium of the long ...
Duty and Sacrifice Friday, May 25, 2012
Memorial Day is not about death. It is about duty.
Remembering: With Pain, Anger, and Vigilance Friday, September 9, 2011
Americans must remember that the terrible ideology that spawned the 9/11 attacks is still alive in the world.
Merry Christmas! Thursday, December 23, 2010
Really … just merry Christmas!
The Automobile’s Forgotten Secret Wednesday, July 14, 2010
In it lies the real key to the electric car’s success or failure.
Is the Electric Emperor Naked? Saturday, May 22, 2010
Honda’s R&D chief thinks he may at least be in his underwear.
The Elegant Jeep Friday, April 9, 2010
The marvelous ‘sardine tin’ on wheels prospers still as one of the most influential designs in automotive history.
Truckin’ Friday, January 22, 2010
Lost in recent auto show buzz about the vehicles government and greenies think Americans should buy were reminders about what many Americans do buy.
The Passing of Pontiac Friday, May 1, 2009
Pontiac, now sacrificed for General Motors to reorganize, was ironically a car that helped GM survive the Great Depression.
Small Car, Big Shadow Thursday, March 12, 2009
A guy named Romney kick-started the compact car revolution 50 years ago.
Why Gasoline Is Still King Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Electric roadsters are the darlings of the press, but it is likely that gasoline will continue to dominate personal transportation.
Automobility: The Secrets of Their Success Thursday, August 14, 2008
The most popular cars of all time share more than the road.
Dieselmania Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Diesel engines enjoy large market share in Europe. Is this the engine of our deliverance?
Faster, Faster! Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Better technology and the need for speed go hand in hand.
The $2,500 Car Friday, January 11, 2008
A century after Henry Ford introduced the Model T, Tata Motors of India has launched a new people’s car. Is another revolution ahead? RALPH KINNEY BENNETT ...