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

What is Fascism – Based on Richard Wolin’s “The Seduction of Unreason” | Dr. Taimur Rahman

An in-depth lecture at Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) based on Richard Wolin’s book “The Seduction of Unreason” on how counter-enlightenment ideas (read Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages and The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, Continue reading What is Fascism – Based on Richard Wolin’s “The Seduction of Unreason” | Dr. Taimur Rahman

This Is What You Should Know About Adam Weishaupt To Understand The Real History And Aim Of The Bavarian Illuminati And Similar Orders

COMMENTARY I. A MAN WITH AN IDEA OF HIS OWN Johann Adam Weishaupt was an ordinary man—with an idea. He identified with the causes of the ancient philosophers, just as we do. Weishaupt spoke naturally in the manner of our thought, for I have too reasoned the same idea through my learning of the subjects Continue reading This Is What You Should Know About Adam Weishaupt To Understand The Real History And Aim Of The Bavarian Illuminati And Similar Orders

“Negrified America” | Julius Evola’s view of Blacks

COMMENTARY This article can be studied with other related ones contrasting Rene Guenon and Julius Evola, Fascism and National Socialism from that of the Theosophists of the Nineteenth-Century. Julius Evola on Occultism and Theosophy, tells us, that he had outgrown Theosophical and Anthroposophical speculations in Julius Evola on ‘Modern Occultism’ and Theosophists. Hence, he adopted Continue reading “Negrified America” | Julius Evola’s view of Blacks

American Romanità: What we lost when we Abandoned Classical Education | M.N.S. Sellers, Wes Callihan and Rebekah Hagstrom

“The study of ancient Greek and Latin long ago vanished from most American classrooms, and with it has gone a special understanding of the values and virtues prized by Western civilization.” DANIEL WALKER HOWE, CLASSICAL EDUCATION IN AMERICA, THE WILSON QUARTERLY, 2011. It is not just that Greek and Latin are lost in the American Continue reading American Romanità: What we lost when we Abandoned Classical Education | M.N.S. Sellers, Wes Callihan and Rebekah Hagstrom

Helena Blavatsky on Government Systems: “They have no sway over the inner man…”

“…Whether the physical man be under the rule of an empire or a republic, concerns only the man of matter. His body may be enslaved; as to his Soul, he has the right to give to his rulers the proud answer of Socrates to his Judges. They have no sway over the inner man.” H.P. Continue reading Helena Blavatsky on Government Systems: “They have no sway over the inner man…”

The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

A PASSAGE FROM THE LI JI THAT DEFINES THE AMERICAN MINERVAN, REFLECTING ITS IDEA OF PERFECTIBILISM AND REPUBLICANISM. This single passage defines all that we aim toward in this life; and is therefore, the most important to the ideal of The American Minervan. It also tells you, as the reader something you find curious, rather Continue reading The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

Note on Benjamin Rush and Early Federalist Republicanism: Fear of Democracy, Moral Degradation, and Corruption

FEDERALIST REPUBLICANISM: BENJAMIN RUSH ON FEARS OF DEMOCRACY, PARTY POLITICS, MORAL DEGRADATION AND CORRUPTION The stories of Marius, Tacitus, Livy and Sallust stress importance of morals, reason and the rule of law in a virtuous republic; also corruption of these through avarice, luxury, parties, factions and venality. According to the Roman statesman, Sallust, a republic Continue reading Note on Benjamin Rush and Early Federalist Republicanism: Fear of Democracy, Moral Degradation, and Corruption

I once defined myself as a Black Conservative. Why I consider it a mistake today

MY VIEW OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM NOW, INCLUDING EXPERIENCES WITH REPUBLICAN PARTY AND TRUMP ERA VOTERS I once defined myself as a ‘Conservative,’ because I was finding the closest description to my views as it was then. So, I do not define myself in this sense anymore. However, mostly, it has to do with Trumpism, after Continue reading I once defined myself as a Black Conservative. Why I consider it a mistake today

Commentary on James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

“What then is the American, this new man? . . . He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds.” J. HECTOR ST. JOHN DE CRÈVEŒUR, LETTERS Continue reading Commentary on James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

The New Americanism: Notes on the Construction of a Revolutionary Neo-Republicanism—incl. on Dugin and Eurasianism

In regards to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, it is a great reference for understanding ‘REPUBLICANISM,’ in two different, but closely related senses. The author of the article, Frank Lovett explains that in the first sense is meant, a loose tradition or family of writers in the history of western political thought: “Machiavelli and his Continue reading The New Americanism: Notes on the Construction of a Revolutionary Neo-Republicanism—incl. on Dugin and Eurasianism