April 8, 2014
FENDER SKIRTS AND SUPPER I know some of you will not understand this, but I bet you know someone who might. I came across this phrase yesterday. ‘ FENDER SKIRTS ‘A term I haven’t heard in a long time, and thinking about ‘fender skirts’ started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear […]
January 29, 2013
Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat – WSJ.com via Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat – WSJ.com.
January 24, 2013
The following is an analysis by John Gray, professor emeritus at the London School of Economics: “One of the features that distinguished Bolshevism from Tsarism was the insistence of Lenin and his followers on the need for a complete overhaul of society. Old-fashioned despots may modernize in piecemeal fashion if doing so seems necessary to […]
January 20, 2013
“The quality of U.S. fiscal institutions has deteriorated. Recent actions by Congress and Presidents indicate no willingness to recognize limits to debt and to engage in fundamental fiscal reform. They have reacted to each deadline, such as the recent fiscal cliff, by taking minimal action and delaying fundamental reform that would stabilize the debt ratio. […]
January 19, 2013
Boethius in the sixth century A.D. and Thomas Aquinas 500 years later, devoted their lives to the reconciliation of Platonic Philosophy with Christianity. One can see in this presentation reason why they both believed that Plato, at an earlier time, was teaching much of the same message that Christianity brought forth later.
January 9, 2013
Yale Professor Charles Hill writing Nov. 30 at The Caravan, a blog of the Hoover Institution: The mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler prophesied that “We shall not get through this time without difficulty, for all the factors are prepared.” Kepler was predicting the Thirty Years’ War of 1618-1648 that would launch the modern international state system […]
December 2, 2012
‘We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn’t matter because that’s what they’re voting for. They’re voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency.” Quote from Professor Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University. I think […]