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On Adam Smith: The advent of modern economics

| February 7, 2015 | 1 Comment
On Adam Smith: The advent of modern economics

Oligarchy has always has been the chief enemy of markets, enterprise, science, truly competitive capitalism and freedom. ~ Adam Smith Biography of Adam Smith Adam Smith (1723–1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher, innovator of political economy, and primary thinker of the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith is celebrated for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments […]

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On Montesquieu, Rousseau: salvation or noble savage?

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
On Montesquieu, Rousseau: salvation or noble savage?

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them for a century. ~ Montesquieu Man is born free, but is everywhere in chains. ~ Rousseau Biography of Montesquieu Charles-Louis de Montesquieu (1689–1755), was a French Enlightenment political philosopher, man of letters, and lawyer. He is renowned for his expression of the […]

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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 | 4 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 | 1 Comment
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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