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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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France: Unintended Consequences Of A Bastard Ally

Few academics have been driven to excoriate the craven French as they lovingly embraced Marxism, the incubus of revolutionary fever that cradled the genocide in South East Asia.  Even fewer have quarried how Solzhenitsyn’s ‘Gulag’ was the text that finished … Continue reading

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