Kühner Kommentar an Amerika
Kühner Kommentar an Amerika is a publication of “frank, independent, and courageous analysis with a deep aversion to sham and pretense wherever it appears” and the online home of supplemental content for the eBook Who knows why the geese go barefoot?
Wilhelm Kühner is a “pen name” (German translation) of William Keener, the Anglicized name of the author and editor of this publication and an eighth-generation German American native of rural North Carolina. I am not the founder of the Kühner Company in Germany, nor do I have any association with them. My goal here is to try to carry on the tradition started by one of my Progressive Era ancestors who was once described as “a man of inquiring mind, ready decisions, [and] strong opinions” that “expressed himself forcefully and effectively.” He was a prominent newspaper editor in the state, and his Anglicized name was Walter Ney Keener (1880–1931).
Note This publication, eBook, and its author are in no way endorsed or supported by James Randi, and we certainly do not speak for all members of the Keener family. Nor are we associated with Canadian-American radio host Jeff Kuhner (apparently the son of Croatian Canadian immigrants), but we do have empathy for the residents of Donald Drumpf’s ancestral village in Germany.