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On Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
On Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones

Love is the beauty of the soul. Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear Reason. ~ Fielding Biography of Fielding Henry Fielding (1707–1754) was an English novelist and dramatist recognized for his deep unpretentious comedy and satirical proficiency, and the writer of the classic novel, Tom Jones (18 volumes). In addition to his prolific […]

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Solidarity with Jews

| January 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Solidarity with Jews

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. ~ Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor Prologue: VOICES FROM AUSCHWITZ On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army arrived at the Auschwitz death camp and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners who were nearly dead or too sick […]

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“Hands up, don’t abort!”

| January 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
“Hands up, don’t abort!”

I just wanna be safe. ~ Malik Bryant (Obama’s 2015 SOTU guest) *N.B.: This essay was inspired by my Facebook friends reply to a Pro-life posting I did commemorating the tragic 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, therefore I decided to expand that initial work into a complete writing. All memorials and birthdays aren’t good. […]

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On Swift and Sterne and the rise of modernity

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
On Swift and Sterne and the rise of modernity

If wealth is a value in heaven it would not be given to bastards on earth. ~ Swift I take a very simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it. ~ Sterne Biography of Swift Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish political writer (first for both the liberals […]

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Je suis Israel

| January 15, 2015 | 2 Comments
Je suis Israel

To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all. ~ Elie Wiesel, French Intellectual, Holocaust survivor Prologue Je suis Israel (I am Israel) is a powerful affirmation of solidarity that in the aftermath of the tragic Muslim murders of 17 innocent French citizens we conservatives and Christians in America must make with our […]

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Does France reward terrorists?

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Does France reward terrorists?

“It is my responsibility to make sure that the fear is overcome. This attack must instead free our speech about Islamic fundamentalism. We must not be silenced.” ~ Marine Le Pen, Leader of the Front National “France reaped what they sowed in the Paris attack,” read an interview headline on NewsMax. These incendiary words allegedly […]

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On Locke, Berkeley, Hume and the rise of empiricism

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
On Locke, Berkeley, Hume and the rise of empiricism

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but to have only the law of nature for his rule. ~ Locke Few men think; yet all have opinions. ~ Berkeley The corruption of the best things […]

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Beowulf and America 2015

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beowulf and America 2015

Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good. ~ Beowulf The Call to Battle My inaugural essay for the New Year of 2015 is on the heroic Danish epic known as Beowulf (c. 700–1000 A.D.). The saga begins with the honoring of the death of Scyld Scefing, the great founder of the […]

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On Newton and Huygens: when genius was separate from government

| January 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
On Newton and Huygens: when genius was separate from government

Plato is my friend. Aristotle is my friend. But my greatest friend is Truth. ~ Newton The world is my country, science my religion. ~ Huygens Biography of Huygens Christiaan Huygens, (1629–1695) was an outstanding Dutch scientist and mathematician. He is chiefly recognized as a physicist, astronomer, horologist and probabilist. Huygens was one of the […]

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On Pascal’s God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
On Pascal’s God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

  Love has reasons that Reason cannot understand. All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room. ~ Blaise Pascal Biography of Pascal Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) was a French writer, inventor, physicist, mathematician, and Christian philosopher. Identified as a child prodigy, he was educated by his father, Étienne, […]

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