Category Archives: Morality

Islam & ‘Sex Slaves’: Case Study

I suppose that most people are unable to wade into distinct contrasts between traditions (moral or textual) that animate various religious traditions.  I say ‘religious’ for a distinct reason:  revelation reveals ‘man’ to ‘himself’. In other words, the concept of … 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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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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Aristotle, Plato: Grand Theft Auto

The last week of June 2011 witnessed the American Supreme Court hear arguments from  Brown vs. Entertainment Merchants.  This was a case involving whether a State or for that matter any political authority, can regulate video games. The majority opinion … Continue reading

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Raising Children In Hell’s Kitchen

New York City officials now report that 45% of pregnancies end in abortion.  It’s over 60% for African Americans. Sisters ‘For Life’ is a Roman Catholic Order celebrating its 20th anniversary in New York City.  They take the usual vows … Continue reading

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Sex & The City: The Social and Political Impact Of Militant Feminism

I was always dismayed when people use any kind of moral equivalency.  An example is the ‘Wall of Apartheid’ (originally coined by Jimmy Carter) throughout the West Bank in Israel.  Anyone with even a modicum of knowledge of the politics … Continue reading

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What Links The Atavism Of Anarchist’s & Militant Muslims?

I have written on Barbara Tuchman’s great book “The Proud Tower”, by far a much better book than the “Gun’s Of August”.  Tuchman’s analysis of 18th through 19th century anarchists is a must read for anyone seriously engaged in understanding … Continue reading

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Londistan

I thought Melanie Phillips, the author of ‘Londistan’ has written a most engaging article summarizing the main cultural, philosophical and policy errors that permitted London to remain hostage to looters.  “How the Liberals Ruined London” is George Orwell in drag! … Continue reading

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The Treason Of Passionate Intellectuals

Kim Philby and the Cambridge Spies, Alger Hiss, Stephen Decatur, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Paine are well know names, what remains unknown are the motivations that propel people to actively support, work for,  even embrace their nations enemies. ‘Treasons Of The … Continue reading

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Fredrick Law Olmstead: Unity Between Landscape, Social Order & Personality Development

The recognized indissoluble unity between geography and personality development is well attested to throughout the West.  The arrival of positivism in the late 17th century created a methodology (the scientific method) that sought to impose on reality the constraints of … Continue reading

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