Recent Articles

On fate

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
On fate

The three Fates *N.B.: This article is based in part on excerpts from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 2, chp. 27 – Fate and Vol. 6 – Herodotus and Thucydides Fate is a disposition inherent to changeable things, by which Providence connects each one with its proper order. ~ Aquinas (attributed to Boethius) […]

Continue Reading

On love

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
On love

*N.B.: This article is based in part on excerpts from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 3, Chp. 50 – Love and Vol. 4 – Homer: The Iliad, The Odyssey Dilige, et quod vis fac – “Love, and do what you will.” ~ Augustine According to the theologian love is not restricted to realm […]

Continue Reading

On tyranny

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
On tyranny

*N.B.: This article is based in part on excerpts from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 3: The Great Ideas – A Syntopicon, Chp. 95: Tyranny, Mortimer J. Adler, Editor in Chief and Vol. 5 – Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having […]

Continue Reading

On courage

| March 16, 2014 | 3 Comments
On courage

*N.B.: This article is based in part on an excerpt from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 2: The Great Ideas – A Syntopicon, Vol. 1, Chp. 13: Courage, Mortimer J. Adler, Editor in Chief Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C.S. […]

Continue Reading

On courage

| March 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
On courage

*N.B.: This article is based in part on an excerpt from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 2: The Great Ideas – A Syntopicon, Vol. 1, Chp. 13: Courage, Mortimer J. Adler, Editor in Chief Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C.S. […]

Continue Reading

Education and economics

| March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments
Education and economics

*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 than even a coward, and seems […]

Continue Reading

Hagel’s Military deconstruction

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hagel’s Military deconstruction

We have departed from the maxim of “peace through strength” to a belief in “appeasement through weakness.” ~Col. Allen West Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to announce draconian military cuts that would reduce the U.S. Army from 490,000 troops to between 440,000 to 450,000, the elimination of the entire fleet of Air Force A-10 […]

Continue Reading

Hagel’s Military deconstruction

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hagel’s Military deconstruction

We have departed from the maxim of “peace through strength” to a belief in “appeasement through weakness.” ~Col. Allen West Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to announce draconian military cuts that would reduce the U.S. Army from 490,000 troops to between 440,000 to 450,000, the elimination of the entire fleet of Air Force A-10 […]

Continue Reading

Alinsky 101: IRS picks the tea party target…

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alinsky 101: IRS picks the tea party target…

Note: This Symposium is based in part on a pamphlet by David Horowitz, “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model.” 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 […]

Continue Reading

Symposium–The death of work

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Symposium–The death of work

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 […]

Continue Reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: