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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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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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The Real Story Behind The 2008 Financial Crisis

on December 25th, 2012 by admin

Whatever you heard about the financial crisis is false!  We’ve all heard the same tired reasons about why the real estate market and financial industry collapsed.  The most common meme is that the banking industry was deregulated so therefore  deregulation caused the crisis.  Former Chairman and CEO of BB&T John Allison has written a book […]

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The Atlas Shrugged Movie.

on January 17th, 2012 by admin

I finally got the chance to watch the Atlas Shrugged movie.  Since I rented it through Netflix I was able to view the film multiple times.  I’ve done a review of the book a few years ago.  This was during the time the Tea Party movement was gaining momentum.  References to Atlas Shrugged and “Going […]

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The Self-Help Industry and the Importance of Philosophy.

on May 17th, 2011 by admin

The title says it all: SHAM-How The Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless.  That’s the name of the book I just finished reading.  Written by Steve Salerno, the acronym for SHAM is Self-Help and Actualization Movement.  Make no mistake we have all been affected by the pop psychology movement.  From Oprah Winfrey to Phil McGraw, there […]

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THE FRAILTY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

on February 28th, 2009 by admin

I graduated from a Jesuit university.  For those unfamiliar with the Jesuits, this was a group that was created by St. Ignatius Loyola, a catholic priest around the 16th century.  The full name is The Society of Jesus.  During my years at university, I was exposed to the traditions of western thought.  Here’s a mini […]

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MOTHER OF OCTUPLETS, IS SHE REASONABLE?

on February 12th, 2009 by admin

Like you I was completely shocked about the mother of the octuplets already having 6 kids!  The fact that Nadia Suleman is unemployed, living with her parents and living on welfare made me mad as H**L.  Just to be clear I am not an advocate of policing women’s wombs.  My concern is for the children who […]

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