Category Archives: Reagan

The Mythology of Authority: Keynesian Abdication Called Secular Stagnation

When Raymond Aron wrote The Opium of Intellectuals, he wasn’t thinking of defending a perfect asshole like Paul Krugman, the Keynesian authority cited as the source for the canard secular stagnation.  Nor was he thinking of Dreyfus on French Guyana, even … Continue reading

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U.S. Foreign Policy: Ideal vs. Real

To the vast majority of foreign policy specialists, the golden age of collaboration and consensus remains WWII, more specifically, the political union that existed between the U.S. and Britain.  The problem with this interpretation is that its grounded in pure … Continue reading

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The Sons of Perdition vs. The Sons of Liberty

Ask anyone from the U.S. when the Second World War ended.  They always say 1947. Ask anyone from Poland when the Second World War ended.  They always say 1989. When the militant atheist Marxists throughout Russia asked how many divisions … 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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Tribute To Allan H. Meltzer

Ever since the death of Fredrick Hayek, Milton Friedman and Peter Drucker there remains only one person left capable of fulfilling the role those men carved out for a hardened intellectual, namely Allan H. Meltzer who currently resides at the … 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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Partisan Humanism, Ideology & The Limits Of Political Passion

Edmund Burke and Lord Acton were the first to meaningfully engage the eclipse of Christian transcendence that was the French Revolution.  Many other writers throughout the West have done the same in articulating the humanism that embodied Soviet Marxism:  Raymond … Continue reading

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Weak Currency: Weakened Prosperity

A great friend of mine recently admonished a competitor who exclaimed that the Dow Jones was rising!  His response was incisive:  what does it matter, the currency is shot!  His thinking was grounded in sound fiscal, macroeconomic policy that is … Continue reading

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The New Wiseman: Informed Critics Of Afpak Strategy

Decades ago Washington insiders always spoke reverently about the need for any President to have a ‘wise man’ continuously informing and constraining the President’s policy options:  Roosevelt had Hopkins, Truman had Acheson, Kennedy had Macmillian.  Today’s President either arrives into … Continue reading

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Irving Kristol, Isaiah Berlin, Norman Podhoretz: Marxian Shylocks & The Political Incubus Of Failure

The cherished yet divided life of diasporic Jews in America exemplified in Kissenger, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Irving Kristol, Isaiah Berlin, Norman Podhoretz, Einstein and hosts of other brilliant minds relieved from the tyranny of Fascism in Europe was on full … Continue reading

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