Steven Greffenius

Biography

I was born in Minneapolis in 1954; grew up in Valley City, North Dakota; graduated high school in Des Moines, class of 1972; graduated from Reed College in 1976 with a bachelor’s in history; married Leslie Olin from Boston in 1979; served as gunnery and electronics material officer on the USS KIRK based in Yokosuka, Japan, until 1982; earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Iowa in 1987; and taught politics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, and Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Currently I’m a technical editor at Conexant Systems in Waltham, Massachusetts. My wife and I have a son who lives in Washington DC, and a daughter in junior high school. We live in a great house in Westwood, Massachusetts, southwest of Boston.

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Books

Revolution on the Ground
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,370. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
ROTG explains why American citizens must alter or abolish their government to preserve their freedom. The book also details the best means of revolution: non-violent, constitutional, based on civil disobedience. Revolution based on citizens' resistance to government can create a successful new republic. Essays include Means to Resist, States' Rights, Strong Citizens, and Why Torture Matters.
Revolution in the Air
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Short essays about freedom and hope under our Constitution. Begins with a review of JFK and the Unspeakable by James Douglass. Articles investigate taxes and labor market freedom, health care, financial fraud, secrecy, torture, and citizens' right of revolution. Explores our obligation to replace illegitimate government, and how to advance revolutionary aims via secession and civil disobedience.
Soldier of Misfortune: George W. Bush's War in Iraq
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,940. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Analysis of the war in Iraq as it entered its middle stages in 2004 and 2005. Investigates the war's mistakes, poor reasoning, and catastrophic consequences. Analyzes why the Iraq war was misdirected from the start. Important reading for people interested in the United States' misdirected foreign policy: why the war occurred, how to correct the mistake, what to do as we look ahead.

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