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Identity & Personhood In Ancient Rome: The Specificity Of Christian Ethics vs. The Eros Of Selfish Property

This blog has dealt sufficiently with the concept of ‘The Specificity of Christian Ethics’ at great length, it cannot be ignored how secular life itself is a perversion of Christianity.  This insight will move into greater relief as the West … Continue reading

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Clausewitz vs. Sun Tzu

Their is an old saying at West Point:  ‘beginners study tactics, amateurs study strategy, but only the best study logistics’.  Logistics being the formal study of how one achieves a goal.  Their is not always symmetry between these competing claims … Continue reading

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George Orwell & Aldous Huxley Fathers of Doublespeak: A Clarion Call To Church & Artists

Both Orwell (real name Eric Blair) and Huxley left a substantial body of work that bore out the conviction that modern man was incapable of coping, resolving the demands of his time.  Other writers, less artistic yet still formidable in … Continue reading

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Why Study Ancient Greece Or Rome? The Significance Of Antiquity & The Collapse Of Empire

From the birth of Rome to Augustus’ final counterinsurgency program known as the Pax Romana, Rome had been at continuous war for over five hundred years.  The architecture of such a foreign policy was a maxim Augustus bequeathed to his … Continue reading

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The Specificity of Christian Ethics

Tremendous ink has been spilled since the publication of Veritatis Splendor.  It is considered to be Pope John Paul II most elaborate thinking on theological categories concerning moral judgement, the development of conscience and a host of many other far … Continue reading

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