Category Archives: Alex Tocqueville

Leszek Balcerowicz: Adam Smith Meets Karol Wojtyla

Matthew Kaminski interviewed a Polish intellectual recently, a man who has few peers.  His name is Leszek Balcerowicz (pronounced Lay-zek Bal-zero-witz).  What he has to say is significant for it points the way toward recognizing how Keynesian thought is a … Continue reading

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The Last Stand of William Manchester

How difficult it is to finally have to let go of an idol that served so well. Some years ago, this personally painful insight fell to one of America’s finest biographers.  William Manchester.  Known for his brilliant work on Churchill, … 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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What Has Athens To Do With Jerusalem?

The North African Catholic Church throughout the last remaining centuries before the fall of Rome was the most fertile intellectual region before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787.  I don’t say that in a cavalier way, for the Church … Continue reading

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Alexis de Tocqueville: Letters Home & Gustave de Beaumont Travel Diaries

This blog has tackled the subject of Alexis de Tocqueville extensively.  I mention him because a handful of American scholars have finally decided to tackle what our American Founders and Framers instinctively understood:  the American Revolution would succeed and be … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Political Realism: Fortitude For The American Imperium

What are we witnessing in the political and therefore spiritual morass that is a craven European Union, especially geopolitically and strategically?  “Idealism” is a tough sell in American Foreign Policy, but most often it has been alloyed to the social … Continue reading

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The Failure That Became Bismark: The Limits of Machiavelli

Arnold Toynbee once remarked that the problem with intellectuals was their intrinsic need to only illustrate, not fix the dominate ideas that ruled their profession.  For decades I have been exposed to two false ideas that have dominated academia.  Namely … Continue reading

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Walter Russell Mead & The Flight of African American’s Out Of New York

Walter Russell Mead has recently written of the flight of tens of thousands of African Americans out of Michigan, Chicago and New York to seek better lives for themselves in the American South.  Blacks are fleeing stagnant job growth, confiscatory … Continue reading

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The Social Crisis of the Working Class

Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington remains the single most significant sociologist since the passing of Seymour Martin Lipset.  His latest is titled ‘The State of White America’.  This is a startling account of reversal of America’s … Continue reading

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Neal Stephenson: Natural Law & The Consequences Of Modernity

Neal Stephenson wrote “In the Beginning Was the Command Line” in 1999.  Its best to view his writings as a mixture of James Michener, Huxley and H.G. Wells.  Although committed to the craft of science fiction, he is not unfamiliar … Continue reading

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