Category Archives: Philosophy

The Ancient Idiot

Here’s an excerpt from the next book that I will be reviewing, Larry Siedentop’s Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism: “Religious belief shaped the character of ancient ‘patriotism’. Serving the ‘fathers-land’ emerges in the word itself. The defenders … Continue reading

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Alexis de Tocqueville: Of Individualism In Democratic Countries

Over the past few days, I have been working on an article called “Top Ten Problems Holding Back The Movement.” I had identified “extreme individualism” as the most important problem facing the movement followed by things like conformity, negativity, fear, … Continue reading

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Democracy: The God That Failed

Judge Andrew Napolitano has written an interesting article called, “What If Democracy Is a Fraud?” “What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn’t make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got … Continue reading

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Roger Scruton: How to Be a Non-Liberal, Anti-Socialist Conservative

Great Britain As I have researched the decline and fall of Haiti, I have grown more interested in the origin and spread of the ideas that led to this disaster, and the pathology of the liberal mindset that has sustained … Continue reading

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Justice: Equality or Inequality?

Alabama Here’s the link to the Facebook discussion in which I spend much of my time arguing that justice is inequality and discrimination.

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Confederate History Month 2012: The Counter Current, or Slavery Principles (1856)

Louisiana “We begin a great conservative reaction. We attempt to roll back the Reformation in all its phases.” – George Fitzhugh, 1863 George Fitzhugh’s “The Counter Current, or Slavery Principles” appeared in the July 1856 edition of DeBow’s Review. “The … Continue reading

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Jonathan Bowden Has Passed Away

Britain OD was saddened to learn this afternoon that our irrepressible Nietzschean comrade Jonathan Bowden has died of a heart attack in the UK. I had the pleasure of meeting Bowden in 2009. I’ve yet to meet anyone in the … Continue reading

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Confederate History Month 2012: The True Question: A Contest for the Supremacy of Race, as Between the Saxon Puritan of the North, and the Norman of the South (1861)

Virginia William Falconer’s The True Question: A Contest for the Supremacy of Race, as Between the Saxon Puritan of the North, and the Norman of the South appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond in July 1861: “The Southern … Continue reading

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Confederate History Month 2012: Robert Barnwell Rhett on the “Age of Reason”

South Carolina Here’s another except from Rhett: The Turbulent Life and Times of a Fire-Eater on the Enlightenment: “And there was another threat. At Beaufort College, Barnwell Smith (Rhett) absorbed from Petigru a detestation of “pernicious dogmas” of what Smith … Continue reading

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Confederate History Month 2012: Nathaniel Beverley Tucker on Race and Secession

Virginia Nathaniel Beverley Tucker of Virginia, the half brother of John Randolph, is one of the most obscure, but ultimately one of the most important cultural figures in the creation of the Confederacy. In many ways, Tucker was the architect … Continue reading

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