Monthly Archives: May 2014

Everyone Says They Want To Be Free…

…but what they really mean is that they want to be comfortable. Aaron Cleary’s May 29th post is one I wish I had written. On a visceral level, I am convinced that a plurality of Americans, perhaps even a majority, … Continue reading

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When A Chief Executive Looses His Way

Graduation Speeches were once meant to inspire.  On Wednesday Barack Obama, speaking to the graduates at West Point, used the occasion to answer his critics. Thus once again, our commander-in-chief continues to systemically confuse his narcissism with self-reflection, making it … Continue reading

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Western Civilization Benchmarks III

The year was 66 B.C. and Rome was engaged in what would be known as the Third Mithridatic War. Concurrently, the kingdom of Judea was engaged in a bloody civil war. Two princes, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus vied for the throne … Continue reading

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Western Civilization – Benchmarks II

After the long drawn-out siege of Tyre, Alexander marched through Palestine unopposed. The year was 332 B.C.E. Details of his visit to Jerusalem, and his audience with Jaddua, the high priest at the time, are shrouded in folklore. What historians … Continue reading

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Western Civilization – Benchmarks I

  Western Civilization as defined here is the confluence of Jerusalem, Athens and Rome. This paradigm provides the foundation upon which we build… oh, just about everything. The values represented by these three centers of civilization provide a set of … Continue reading

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