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Political Rationalism and It’s Discontents

This glib observation conceals a rather deep truth. Difference between Nazi and Communist is when you say how horrible Nazis have been, they don't say, "Well, real Nazism has never been tried" — Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) August 4, 2017 The Left are political rationalists, and the Right are not. Michael Oakeshott advanced the best and most withering critique of political...

Schools treat kids like boys and girls. Liberals bewildered.

A new “study” from the University of Michigan discovers a shocking fact.┬áHeidi M. Gansen: I find heteronormativity permeates preschool classrooms, where teachers construct (and occasionally disrupt) gendered sexuality in a number of different ways, and children reproduce (and sometimes resist) these identities and norms in their daily play. Well, yes. Social norms are social...

The Idea of Decline in Polybius’ Political Theory

In the study of modern warfare, military academies often turn their attention to ancient wars. The reason is simple. It is difficult to understand how all the complex weapons systems of a modern army work together. It is much easier to understand ancient weapons and tactics. All weapons from the most primitive club to the most sophisticated directed energy weapon employ the same principles. A ray...

CNN Reveals What Civic Nationalists Believe

Jim Acosta’s tirade against America First has to be seen to be believed. Acosta thinks immigrants don’t need to speak English. Acosta thinks immigrants don’t need to support themselves when they get here. If they live on welfare that’s just fine. Acosta thinks it’s wrong to prefer immigrants from compatible Anglo cultures. According to the Center for Immigration...

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