The Lost History of Liberalism From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century | Helena Rosenblatt

I have been reading and thinking about liberalism for so long it would be impossible to list and thank all the scholars whose work has informed and shaped mine. HELENA ROSENBLATT, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS What does it mean to be a liberal, and how has the meaning of the word evolved over decades and even centuries? The Continue reading The Lost History of Liberalism From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century | Helena Rosenblatt

Gordon S. Wood on Republicanism and Monarchy in the Eighteenth-Century

“Educated people of varying political persuasions celebrated republicanism for its spirit, its morality, its freedom, its sense of friendship and duty, and its vision of society. Republicanism as a set of values and a form of life was much too pervasive, comprehensive, and involved with being liberal and enlightened to be seen as subversive or Continue reading Gordon S. Wood on Republicanism and Monarchy in the Eighteenth-Century

“I Believe in Philosophy” | Hypatia of Alexandria in Agora and History

“There have been times when “a considerable portion of enlightened minds” were taught in our schools. Such times there were in India, Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. But, as I remarked (…) the adept is the efflorescence of his age, and comparatively few ever appear in a single century. Earth is the battle-ground of moral no Continue reading “I Believe in Philosophy” | Hypatia of Alexandria in Agora and History

Black Rebellion: Why The Man in the High Castle Season 4 isn’t Soviet Propaganda | Hans Zimmer: Mountains Tribute

A tribute to the end of one of my favorite series, The Man in the High Castle Season 4 and all its cast. Thank you. A rebuttal to comments that Season 4 is SJW Soviet Propaganda On Amazon Prime, after I binged through the last season, I was worried about the two and half star Continue reading Black Rebellion: Why The Man in the High Castle Season 4 isn’t Soviet Propaganda | Hans Zimmer: Mountains Tribute

“Republicanism for Republicans”…Does National Affairs Brink Lindsey Read The American Minervan?

VIEWER WARNING THIS IS A PRO-REPUBLICAN BLOG WRITTEN BY A REPUBLICAN, NOT A GOP CONSERVATIVE, FASCIST, OR NEO-REACTIONARY. MINVRA IS A PROTECTOR OF THE REPUBLIC AND DEMOCRACY, ITS PATRON AND PHILOSOPHER.—MOCKING THE MAD MONARCHIST. I just discovered this article, Republicanism for Republicans from National Affairs Winter 2019…so it has been written very recently. National Affairs Continue reading “Republicanism for Republicans”…Does National Affairs Brink Lindsey Read The American Minervan?

Dugin and Right Wing Nationalist Rulers: An International Movement That Threatens Our Future

Never could I abhor democratic socialism and social democrats rising in our politics, more than our right-wing political subversion. Let us briefly mention Russian philosopher, Aleksandr Dugin. The American would be told, that Dugin’s ideas are merely a strategic ploy to undermine “Democracy” or America. They are, for he positively admits it. Dugin believes the Continue reading Dugin and Right Wing Nationalist Rulers: An International Movement That Threatens Our Future

Ernest Renan on the Concept of Nation: The Nation becomes tied to Race

ERNEST RENAN DETAILS IN 1882 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF NATION AND NATION TIED TO RACE AS A CONFUSION “Since the fall of the Roman Empire or, rather, since the disintegration of Charlemagne’s empire, western Europe has seemed to us to be divided into nations, some of which, in certain epochs, have sought to Continue reading Ernest Renan on the Concept of Nation: The Nation becomes tied to Race

The Academic Agent advises us to Reject the Left-Right Spectrum: I Am Highly Skeptical

The Academic Agent advises us to reject the “fake left-right spectrum” you see on television. But for what reason and motive, and for whom? I have become increasingly skeptical of the motives behind thinkers who seek this. They just state the issue and put it out there. He assumes, e.g., that Enoch Powell was right, Continue reading The Academic Agent advises us to Reject the Left-Right Spectrum: I Am Highly Skeptical

Theosophy and Italian Fascism: The Difference between Two Philosophies of Self-Conquest and Will-Power

From Nov 9 2017/2018. Edited and Republished. Nov 12, 2019 INTRODUCTION Loose analogy is often drawn between our subjects, which is Theosophy with that of National Socialism, and Fascism. Despite what anyone may personally feel against discussing this topic, it must be dealt with in numerous ways, and from numerous angles, as much and as Continue reading Theosophy and Italian Fascism: The Difference between Two Philosophies of Self-Conquest and Will-Power

Hitler’s Military Blunders and His call for the triumph of Labor over Capitalism, the Bourgeois and the Plutocrats

This reworked excerpt from an older post on the site highlights, what I would call ‘the failure of romantic idealist fervor,’ a fervor I have both criticized and expressed. Originally part of my article “Theosophy, Italian Fascism and German National Socialism, 2017.” In The National Socialist Revolution, we get a visual of Germany, the hopes Continue reading Hitler’s Military Blunders and His call for the triumph of Labor over Capitalism, the Bourgeois and the Plutocrats

Another Look at Blavatsky and Theosophy on Race and What she said about Indigenous People

What makes the persistent attempt of writers to portray H.P. Blavatsky’s legacyas one of Racism and an influence to the foundation of “Nazi Racial Theory” wrongful and ignorant. H.P. Blavatsky states, that The Secret Doctrine is the product of herself and her two teachers, K.H. and Morya. The theory of the Root Race laid out Continue reading Another Look at Blavatsky and Theosophy on Race and What she said about Indigenous People

Minerva leads America in “The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington”

MINERVA, Goddess of Wisdom leads America in “The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.” The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington is a copperplate-printed toile fabric produced in several colorways in Britain between 1785-1800, after the first defeat of the British Empire. A banner reads “Where Liberty Dwells, There is My Country.” These Continue reading Minerva leads America in “The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington”