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The Retreat Agenda: Brave New Disordered World

When Hobbes & Machiavelli wrote they both experienced the world as short, brutish and violent.  Something an American would only experience in a state of war, or as Hobbes would have it, a war of all against all. The Framers … 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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Income Inequality & GOP Initiative

Secular stagnation is deliberate obfuscation.  It locates any “difficulty” within the business cycle itself, absolving the very policy makers from having to admit failure.  It didn’t work for the Mayans, it will not work for progressives. Being reluctant to admit … Continue reading

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James Madison Foils Tyrannic Impulse In Liberalism

For those that remember the days of ‘stagflation’ (high inflation and high unemployment) ought to understand just how we cut the Keynesian knot that gave us a 25 year economic boom ending with the collapse of both housing (2006) and … Continue reading

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Fascist Islam: History & Prospects

Although Malise Ruthven is credited with coining the term ‘Islamofascism’ while writing for the British Independent in 1990, the term was coined by Maxine Rodinson.  Nevertheless, we have throughout the west a vast intellectual reserve providing antecedents for us to … Continue reading

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Christ & Liberalism: Politics Of Grace

“Only a high Christology yields a true anthropology in which the liberal tendency to place freedom and truth in tension is unmasked and overcome, in which what freedom is for and what authentic liberation is, are revealed. It is here … Continue reading

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