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Venezuela: Putin’s Proxy & OPEC Enabler

When Eulogia del Pino, Venezuela’s former oil minister was arrested in the early morning hours on November 30, he was replaced by general Manuel Quevedo who headed off to Vienna to be received by Russian & OPEC ministers.  With usual … Continue reading

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Venezuela Is Cuba Again!

The ideals of romanticized guerrilla war have a long history throughout Latin America, think of Jesuit priests waging insurgent war against oligarchies sanctioned by the Catholic Church throughout Central-South America; the 1980’s saw the tip of a Russian spear in Nicaragua. … Continue reading

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Failure. What Milton Friedman & Hayek Are Teaching ‘The Collective’ Today

The State of New York just made every State, City College & University FREE as of the fall of 2017.  We know from Milton Friedman’s achievement in monetarist thought that the fall of Communism, the collapse of collectivism was due … Continue reading

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The New Russian Imperial Presidency

Why have the very best minds in American foreign policy chosen Russia as their primary study?  It has to do with finding a specific culture that was forced to accommodate modernity.  Given its vast geography, its multiple languages and its … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez Exhumes Simon Bolivar in Venezuela

Anyone with a great education has read Leo Strauss’ ‘Natural Right & History’.  It is the premier text to excoriate anyone who either firmly believes or applies a rigid ‘historicism’.  Throughout the opening first chapter Strauss was formidable enough to … Continue reading

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