Author Archives: William Holland

About William Holland

Systematic Theologian/International Relations

What Is A Tory?

When Hayek wrote “Why I Am Not A Conservative“, he was referencing Tory leadership. This is often misunderstood by American liberals and conservatives.  Hayek implicitly knew that the American doctrine of natural rights possessed affinity with those mores needed for … Continue reading

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The End of Europe: The Limits of Secular Thought

I try not to cringe when I read most of what accounts for smart books these days, I’m thinking of The End of Europe:  Dictators, Demagogues & the Coming Dark Age by James Kirchick.  In my view, this book rapidly … Continue reading

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The Sons of Ishmael, OPEC & U.S. Statecraft: The Weapon of Hayek’s ‘Extended Order’

Those that never had to compete never will.  This is the answer to the rise of Europe’s Fascist right.  What should we expect of political economies whose social base remains homogenized during a crisis.  Economies and rigid social orders don’t … Continue reading

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Macron’s Tutorial: Raymond Aron & The Recovery of the Political

What did France do recently when it elected a novice like Macron.  The facts speak for themselves, he ran against a government he worked for, he spoke eloquently, engaging multiple sides of all issues presented to him, clearly an icon … Continue reading

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The Feat of Balshazzar: U.S. Policy Falters In Balancing

Anyone with even a mediocre classical education knows what “mene, mene, tekel upharsin” refers to; a doomed Empire.  What does this have to do with the Pax Americana?  If one looks to the Maghreb, the Arabian peninsula, Mesopotamia, southwest Asia, … Continue reading

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Asia’s Future: Hindutva or Caliphate

Modi’s win in Uttar Pradesch brings coattails.  Most thought Modi’s rise could survive any blemish, nevertheless, we’re witnessing the limits of secular writ in India.  The rise of Modi cannot be laid at the feet of Amit Shah, Modi’s chief … Continue reading

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Why Political Regimes Matter & the Limits of Covenants

For decades now, the west and by extension Israel which is often thought of as an American frontier, has been besieged by propaganda that an openly agreed covenant would resolve the peace process; a nomenclature of U.S. Department of State. … Continue reading

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Nadia Schadlow & the Reform of Dept. of Defense

Dr. Schadlow’s magnum opus is War & the Art of Governance, it remains a perennial achievement from which to dismantle the chorus of neo-isolationists that insist that Amerika Come Home; if team Trump under McMaster and Mattis are to win throughout … Continue reading

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Steven Bannon’s Tutorial on Jacksonian Rage

What are the limits to populism in a Constitutional Republic.  The answer is, we’re about to find out.  When Trump rode in on the heels of a Jacksonian moment, it took nearly three months to discern the limits of being … Continue reading

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