Tag Archives: Road To Modernity

Requiem For Polish Memory: Dissident Movement & True Enlightenment

This post could never do justice to how Poland’s own dissident movement was the demonstrative embodiment of a cultural singularity unknown in any other country. Polish Exceptionalism is Solidarity! Let me explain. Poland was never really in need of either … Continue reading

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Spinoza, Kant, Solomon Maimon & Jewish Secularization In 18th Century Europe

‘The Road to Modernity’ by Gertrud Himmelfarb, the wife of Irving Kristol and mother of Fox News contributor and founder/editor of Washington’s ‘The Weekly Standard’ William Kristol is the most significant public contribution to any understanding of the European Enlightenment … Continue reading

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Alexis de Tocqueville: Letters Home & Gustave de Beaumont Travel Diaries

This blog has tackled the subject of Alexis de Tocqueville extensively.  I mention him because a handful of American scholars have finally decided to tackle what our American Founders and Framers instinctively understood:  the American Revolution would succeed and be … Continue reading

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