For over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence against the strongest and most advanced military in the world. In the [...]
If you think so, you need to reconsider.
The initial endeavor of newsmen is to “tell all”. Except when the gathering of information imperils the journalist’s life, that is the easy part. Alas, the bare facts get the public bored. By the [...]
Odysseus and Penelope by Francesco Primaticcio (c. 1563)
Dilige, et quod vis fac—“Love, and do what you will.”
According to the theologian love is not restricted to realm of the divine and human, nor to those beings [...]
As a major power Russia has always had a problem. That problem is its coastline, or rather the lack thereof. Compare it to America and its three coasts, all of which have numerous warm water port facilities, and the problem becomes stark. Russia has a lot of coast, but much of it is either [...]
Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having the openness and exuberance of youth, while a tyrant counts this a danger, and seeks to slay or silence those possessed of spirit, while the discreet fear his power and violence.
~Euripides, The [...]
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. [...]
*N.B.: This article is based on an excerpt from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 1: The Great Conversation—The Substance of a Liberal Education by Robert M. Hutchins
A man without the proper use of the intellectual faculties of a man, is, if possible, more contemptible [...]
A Very German/Fascist Transition Prefiguring the Socialist International Conversion from Communism to Post Modern Multiculturalism & Identity Politics
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics died an ugly death in the 1990’s so that it has little or no chance of recovering. Yet, such an ugly political collapse proved to be very opportunistic for many [...]
Dave Camp (R-MI), House Ways and Means Chairman, said on Tuesday that the IRS is still targeting tax-exempt conservative groups for audits. These revelations by Camp’s committee comes on top of last year’s findings that the IRS as early as 2010 had used “inappropriate criteria” to discriminate [...]
One can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from [...]
Socrates (470-399 B.C.) was a famous Greek philosopher from Athens, who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle, and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a simple but ingeniously profound method of teaching by asking philosophical and revelatory questions. The Greeks called this form “dialectic” – starting from a thesis or question, then discussing ideas [...]
Daniel Hannan, the famous Euro-skeptic, recently published a magnificent book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World. In it he traces the history of the Anglosphere – the English-speaking countries of the world – from its origin in the British Isles to [...]
In its essence Marxism, the core ideology of modern Socialism, is an irrational, utopian and coercive perversion of human equality. Marxism seeks equality where equality does not exist, demanding legal enforcement of equal social outcomes, including those related to economics, higher education, athletics, religion and human sexuality. This [...]
“One of the things I’m most proud of about my country is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties.”
“I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches [...]
This is a great book by Glenn Beck and co. Miracles and Massacres is an interesting name. Beck is concerned that even though we have the internet slowly but surely we are losing our history. To a large extent that may be true but history [...]
While many conservatives have been excellent stalwarts in defending America from communists and Marxists, they have overlooked, and continue to overlook the dangers of a subtle but powerful undercurrent of modern fascism coming out of the heart of Europe with robust ties to terrorism. Actual historical Nazi ties to modern Middle Eastern terrorism are often [...]
“The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning.”
~LBJ, “Great Society” Speech, University of Michigan (May 22, 1964)
“The black [...]
Back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith [who ran against FDR in 1932], the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his party was taking the part of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, [...]
Some dissonance to embellish an otherwise undisturbed self-anointment.
Inexorably, the intensively self-admired ‘68ers are ageing. The passing of time does not keep the eternally youthful from continuing in their bad old childish habits. Therefore, the gorilla-style breast beating continues. It is followed by preaching [...]
When the Constitution was amended in 1913 to allow election of U.S. Senators by public vote it was a major change in the way in which the federal government operated. It also radically changed the power structure within the legislature, to the effect that one of the major checks on federal power was removed, paving [...]
A contemporary tale told in the past tense.
In 2014, the world recalls the “Great War” of 1914. Already the gap between the terminology used then, and the rating applied now, are thought provoking. The Great War held its title for twenty years. Then, [...]
It’s time now for something to be done. He who has the courage to act must know that he will probably go down in German history as a traitor. But if he fails to act, he will be a traitor before his own conscience.
~Col. Claus Schenk [...]
Officer J.D. Tippit
This is part II of my thoughts on JFK and his assassination, with the 50th anniversary of the president’s death only recently passed. Certainly, and regrettably, the conspiracy folks had their day in the sun…again.
I have indicated that I [...]