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Good Riddance Castro: How Cuban Church-State Relations Needs Tocqueville

It shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with the nature and origins of political regimes to acknowledge Latin America’s susceptibility to the corrosive social, political effects of republicanism.  Ideas matter, but functioning institutions matter more.  The Caribbean, Central and South American regimes … Continue reading

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Leszek Balcerowicz: Adam Smith Meets Karol Wojtyla

Matthew Kaminski interviewed a Polish intellectual recently, a man who has few peers.  His name is Leszek Balcerowicz (pronounced Lay-zek Bal-zero-witz).  What he has to say is significant for it points the way toward recognizing how Keynesian thought is a … 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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Irving Kristol, Isaiah Berlin, Norman Podhoretz: Marxian Shylocks & The Political Incubus Of Failure

The cherished yet divided life of diasporic Jews in America exemplified in Kissenger, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Irving Kristol, Isaiah Berlin, Norman Podhoretz, Einstein and hosts of other brilliant minds relieved from the tyranny of Fascism in Europe was on full … Continue reading

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The Principals Of Sound Money: Madison, Hamilton, Tocqueville vs. Marx, Engels & Lenin

This essay explores the relation between Madison, Hamilton, Tocqueville and the ‘Masters of Suspicion’, known as Marx, Engles and Lenin.  How does political ideology either affirm or deny reality?  How does a particular political economy, a governance either secure the … Continue reading

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Alex Tocqueville On Despotism & Democracy

“If despotism established itself in a democratic republic it would be more extensive and more mild, and it would degrade men without tormenting them.  The result would be a nation reduced to nothing but a flock of timid and industrious … Continue reading

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