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Thucydides on American Politics

Having spent a great deal of time with Thucydides this year, there is a certain portion of his History of the Peloponnesian War that describes the violence inside the city of Corcyra (modern day Corfu), led by the two factions … Continue reading

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The Top 10 BANNED Thomas Jefferson Quotes of ALL TIME!

A handful of faculty and a ton more students at the University of Virginia decided to sigh a petition entitled co-sign an e-mail to University of Virginia president Theresa Sullivan that might as well have been titled “Please Tell The … Continue reading

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Social Security Deferments: Playing Off One Entitlement Against The Other

If — rather than investing in a social security — one were allowed to invest in their future? As education is the best form of social security, why not make the most of it? Continue reading

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Oh Great, The Falangists Are Back…

I’ll begin with the basics — I had no idea that Catholic socialism still existed, given its utter repudiation by Pope Leo XIII. Still, it would appear as if the old dragon still draws breath, in no small part as a … Continue reading

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Open Thread: Convince Me

I would like to think myself to be a fair man.  Perhaps not always right — but at the very least, fair to others and willing to hear a decent argument. So here’s your chance to convince a #NeverTrump guy … Continue reading

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On Violence in Politics

“Der Krieg ist eine bloße Fortsetzung der Politik mit anderen Mitteln” — Carl von Clausewitz, On War (1832) The handicapped are the model citizens of tomorrow. That sounds like the very worst of what many Americans would consider to be … Continue reading

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FOXNews: McCain/Cantor ’08?

FOX News reports on the inevitability serious consideration of House Minorty Whip Eric Cantor as McCain’s vice-presidential pick: Cantor, the current chief minority whip in the House, and McCain met privately weeks ago in the Hamptons and Cantor has helped … Continue reading

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