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The Historical Roots of Banking Systems

on August 24th, 2016 by admin

Have you ever wondered why the United States has had 14 banking crises since the country’s inception, whereas Canada has had none?  Or why Mexico and Brazil has some of the riches natural resources on the planet yet the majority of its populations live in poverty.  I just finished reading an interesting book that answers […]

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Sophocles’ Antigone

on July 12th, 2016 by admin

I always look to the ancient Greeks for wisdom.  Since they were the inventors of literature and philosophy, I decided to read the tragedy Antigone.  A tyrant named Creon commands a woman, Antigone to not give her brother the dignity of a burial.  Or she will be executed.  Not only does Antigone not follow Creon’s […]

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Two Philosophic Giants and the Battle for Western Civilization

on April 16th, 2016 by admin

An excellent book which spans over two thousand years of Western thought asks the question: Who has influenced Western thought the most, Plato or Aristotle?  The answer writer Arthur Herman gives us in his excellent book The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization is both.  […]

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How To Handle The Inevitable Challenges Of Life

on August 11th, 2015 by admin

I came across an interview of Ryan Holiday about his book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph.  After reading the interview I decided to read the book. I can tell you I was not disappointed. Holiday’s book is not the usual self-help books with their meaningless platitudes that […]

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Why Read?

on January 18th, 2015 by admin

That’s the question I have been trying to answer through my blog.  I would like to direct your attention to a book whose title I have used for this blog post.  Mark Edmundson, a professor answers this question with his book, Why Read?  As a college professor, Edmundson is on the front lines of the […]

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More Proof of Ancient Rome’s Decline

on July 22nd, 2014 by admin

I’ve always had a fascination with the ancient world. Considering that Western Europe and the United States in particular, based their own cultural frameworks on ancient Greek and Roman culture.  The question to ask is why did these cultures end in the ruins we see today?  A book I want to introduce you to gives […]

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Sir Thomas More and the Contradictions of His Time

on June 9th, 2014 by admin

Most of us know the story of Sir Thomas More, a loyal servant of King Henry VIII, More was executed for his refusal to acknowledge the establishment of the new Church of England.  This is the story we all know. But what if there is more to the story.  What if the life of More […]

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Does Male Power Exist?

on September 11th, 2013 by admin

Dr. Warren Farrell book The Myth of Male Power answers the question to my post title.  And that answer is no.  Farrell’s’ book dispels the myth that men are the dominant gender.  From previous posts here and here, I discuss how the feminist movement, in its quest for women to be taken seriously in the […]

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Let’s All Strive To Be Renaissance Men and Women

on February 7th, 2013 by admin

I’ve been an admirer of the Renaissance period of art for as long as I can remember.  The two artistic masters that symbolize this period of “re-birth” are Leonardo Di Vinci and Michelangelo.  For Da Vinci, I’ve studied his works by going to the museums such as The Louvre to look at his most famous […]

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The DIM Hypothesis

on December 30th, 2012 by admin

I wanted to post about Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s latest book after my post on the 2008 financial crisis.  I thought it a perfect segue to the consequences of a lack of integration in dealing with the economy.  Politics and economics are a consequence of the ideas within a given culture.  Peikoff’s theory of DIM uses […]

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