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What The Past Tells Us About Our Present World

on January 9th, 2017 by admin

As much as we bemoan the state of the world today with Muslim terrorism, economic turmoil, and leadership that only cares about maintaining its own power as an end in itself.  It’s easy to fall into the mindset of the world being a hellish place.  I am guilty of it as well.  Yet, some of […]

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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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President James A. Garfield

on May 28th, 2016 by admin

“There is no horizontal Stratification of society in this country like the rocks in the earth, that hold one class down below forevermore and let another come to the surface to stay there forever.  Our Stratification is like the ocean where every individual drop is free to move and where from the sternest depths of […]

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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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The Pillars of the Earth

on February 21st, 2016 by admin

The title of this post is from a novel written by Welshman Ken Follett, a writer who was unknown to me.  I was on a website that reviewed this masterful piece of historical fiction.  Follett takes us back to 12th century England, a world far removed from our own.  The story centers on a fictional […]

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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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About A Boy King

on May 10th, 2015 by admin

We all know the story of King Henry VIII the tyrannical ruler of England.  In his quest for a male heir he divorced and beheaded his wives with impunity.  Finally, in 1537, a son named Edward was born. The circumstances surrounding Edward’s birth would have massive implications for the Catholic Church, England, Western Europe, and our […]

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The 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

on November 9th, 2014 by admin

I can’t believe it has been 25 years today since that wall of oppression was brought down; and only due to a Poliburo’s member’s rambling statement.  I believe that wall symbolized the end result of a morally bankrupt ideology.  It laid bare in concrete that people of East Germany, and in Eastern Europe in particular, […]

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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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