Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Wager: God & Tyranny

If the deaths of Kim Jong II, Christopher Hitchens and Vaclav Havel can be surmised briefly it is this:  no mere Machiavellian calculus is sufficient concerning the scales by which men discern the movement of Nations. The end of the … Continue reading

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The Primacy Of Samuel Beckett In The Modernist Oeuvre

The term ‘modernism’ is one of those words that conjures up various meanings to be almost impossible to describe given its depth and swath of credence among disciplines.  It is only distinctly understood from within the house of orthodox theology … Continue reading

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The Limits Of Political Accommodation: Herodian Strategy For Survival In An Age Of Absolutes

The Roman Catholic Church has a very long distinguished history of playing a Machiavellian hand with secular leaders.  Witness the long tenure of John Paul II in Poland regarding both his strategy to break the Warsaw Pact along with hardened … Continue reading

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Afgansty

Very few wars end the way they are originally envisioned.  Perhaps this is what informed the old maximum ‘no plan survives contact with the enemy.’  The voluminous output on Afghanistan after September 2001 is staggering.  Unless you follow Central Asian … Continue reading

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Lord Keynes Meets Alexis Tocqueville

Lord Keynes and the lovers of centralization have finally met Alex Tocqueville.  The meeting was reported by law professor Glenn Reynolds who wrote in the Washington Examiner recently that “the reason why a Bachelor’s degree no longer conveys the intelligence … Continue reading

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How To Topple The Theocrats In Teheran

Dr. Jamsheed K. Cloksy is the Senior Professor for Persian Studies at the Center on American and Global Security a Think Tank in Washington D.C., his recent analysis on the intrinsic weaknesses of the Iranian regime, specifically how we might … Continue reading

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Persian Allies In The Soft American Underbelly

Dr. Douglas Farah, an expert on international terrorism recently submitted his analysis concerning Iran operating throughout South America and his assessment is grave:  with the arrival of Al Qods Force in La Paz and Santiago, the Iranians seek to gain … Continue reading

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