Daily Archives: October 28, 2012

How Western Civilization Triumphed Over Every Civilization

Teaching Aristotle or Plato is often hard if not downright difficult, especially when you try to cover the “epoch” between his time and ours.  I mean something very specific. What underwrites Western Civilization is a Judeo-Christian ethic.  Prior to this … Continue reading

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The Retreat of Globalization: The Arduous Task of Remaking the American Imperium

The retreat of globalization may be permanent.  Given how viable the political economies of Europe and the United States have been since the Great Recession of 2008, I think it pertinent to say that even the smart guys on Wall … Continue reading

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