Category Archives: Satan/Evil

R.I.P. Eric Hobsbawm: Child of The Lost Generation

I have written before about Dr. Hobsbawm.  I will not elaborate nor defend what British institutions have borne, namely a brilliant yet terribly misplaced intellect primarily shaped in the cauldron that became the First World War and its aftermath, namely … 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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The Anarchist: Revolutionary Politics

Very few people outside of academia have ever read ‘The Proud Tower’ by Barbara Tuchman which is depressing given the fine account she renders of Europe twenty-five years before the cataclysm that was the Great War (WWI).  Here we find … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden: The Nemesis Of History

The death of Osama bin Laden ushers in an period of relief fit for Sophocles! It should surprise no one that violent revolutionaries are unfit to govern the impact of the means by which they rule.  This tale is well … Continue reading

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The True Spirit Of A Counterrevolutionary: Whittaker Chambers A Tormented Man

Most readers of this very blog are not old enough to remember the vapid ideological atmosphere that gripped the 1930’s as examined throughout the writings of Norman Podhoretz or Irving Kristol.  Both men ruthlessly examined the shape and commitment of … Continue reading

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Shariah: Threat To America

The C.I.A. has developed a competitive threat analysis team to examine policy analysis regarding Islamic terrorism.  This past September the CIA released its report titled ‘Sharia:  Threat To America’.  This 177 page report is lethal in its realism regarding the … 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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A True Catholic Humanist: Gilbert Murray & The Imploding West

Gilbert Murray is not often thought of being Roman Catholic, I remain unsure of his personal affections regarding the sources of contemporary Catholicism; he remained throughout his life a very deep public man of Britain, throughly engaged in the issues … Continue reading

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The Logic Of Suicide Bombers: Motivation & Ideals

Whenever a superior civilization has encountered a weaker one, the superior civilizations culture, technology, ideals informing relations between women and men, money and a host of other tangibles from within the superior civilization cultural reserve will emanate outward threatening the … Continue reading

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The Causes Of State Terror: 1789, Russia, Rawanda, The Vatican & American Exceptionalism

The ‘Reign of Terror’ that culminated in the French Revolution (1789), the Russian ‘Red Terror’ of Lenin and Stalin, African genocide in Rawanda, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, and legions of other rulers have embraced violence for political ends.  Where was … Continue reading

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