Bruce D. Thatcher is founder of History Speaks Today, a project dedicated to sharing elemental truths learned
from accomplishments and failures of those in our past, to help us avoid making the same mistakes again and
again. He is also author of that project’s first three books – Adamant Aggressors: How to Recognize and Deal
with Them and Immigration: How to Avoid its Perils and Make it Work and Rise and Decline: Where
We Are and What We Can Do About It (soon to be released).
Thatcher has had a passion for history throughout his varied career. Check out Bruce Thatcher's bio. In each business he conducted, he
gathered facts and insights on how past problems and issues had been addressed. He
truly believes that much can be learned and applied from successes and failures of our past. On his web site and in his
talks he clarifies what we should learn and adopt from the handling and mishandling of issues within national security,
national solidarity, national continuity, social progress, immigration and other crucial areas of stumbling by nations' leaders.
Early on he recognized a reality confronting many of the world's government leaders, a reality that affects their national
securities … even existentially! That reality is that ‘adamant aggressors’ exist, and some
of them are in positions of significant power.
Adamant Aggressors: How to Recognize and Deal with Them
, released in 2011, is a collection of
historical cases that demonstrate unassailable do’s and don’ts for dealing with today’s international threats.
While researching that first book, Thatcher came across cases of mishandled immigration that led to
disastrous consequences. Because immigration impacts practically every government and business in the
world today – their economy, their social systems, their national security, etc., it became a natural
subject for the second HST book,
Immigration: How to Avoid its Perils and Make it Work
, released in 2012.
The third HST book was published in 2017. Rise and Decline: Where We Are and What We Can Do About It examines the history of four expired nations
to validate the premise that rejection of the basic values on which a nation is founded leads inexorably to decline and extinction. Rise and Decline
then applies those lessons to two existing nations that are in decline – the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Thatcher grew up in the mid-west, and graduated from Iowa State College and the University of Chicago. He worked in marketing
and management with General Electric and The Vendo Company, then founded and led a telecommunications consulting firm, TelCon Associates,
for 30 years until his retirement.
While living in the Chicago area, he became involved in politics and was elected to a local high school Board of Education, serving a
term as its President. Later, he served on the national Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of America and taught classes at Avila University, William Jewel College and the University of Missouri at
Now retired from business, Thatcher and his wife, Carol, live near New Braunfels, Texas.