Category Archives: Conservatism

Fiscal & Military Solvency

The United States currently resides in a position of strategic weakness, we’ve got a fiscal solvency problem and a posture-readiness problem.  Truth is, we’re unable to address either quickly, or at least sufficiently.  We need time.  But we don’t really … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Home Run @Dispatch Box

This week saw the resurgence of two significant components of political life on display when England’s new Prime Minister approached the Dispatch Box for question time:  rhetoric and applied effort. Although our founders knew the fragility of Parliaments, having chosen a … Continue reading

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International Political Economy: The Vortex of Geography, History, Ideology, Statecraft & Money

It’s more than a bit frustrating to watch all these professionals ‘failing upward‘.  But I suppose no one of any true measure should expect success from those that haven’t put time into mastering a synoptic approach.  An approach that views … Continue reading

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Married With Children: Adulthood Postponed?

Naomi Schaefer Riley isn’t known for mixing her words.  Her latest column in the NY Post revealed a lot of what’s wrong with our culture.  She spoke of how contemporary life is characterized by a sad irony that marriage has … Continue reading

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The Autopsy on the GOP Failure

John Podhoretz got it right when he exclaimed that the GOP’s autopsy report is group think disguised as sober insight.  By having failed in November 2012, the GOP has exposed a perennial intellectual weakness which will be fatal if not … Continue reading

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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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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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Sequestration & Strategic Parity

The irresponsible Congressional ‘impasse’ known as sequestration will hurt American strategic parity throughout every war theatre around the globe.  Our enemies in Teheran, Beijing, Islamabad, Damascus and Moscow are watching this assisted suicide with grave consequences in domains we traditionally … Continue reading

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Jeane Kirkpatrick: Reagan’s Iron Lady In Waiting

During the Reagan Administration no one threatened James Baker more than Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick.  How I miss Reagan’s Iron Lady! Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, Cold War hawk; a Conservative with credentials and temperament that horsewhipped the Shia … Continue reading

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Conrad Black: Militant Positivism & The Diversity Police

Two months ago ‘The New Criterion’ published an essay explaining the lynching that was done to Conrad Black in the name of ‘diversity’.  I must admit that I remained perplexed until I read that essay, for I only remember what … Continue reading

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