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…”

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

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

Abraham Lincoln Letter to Joshua F. Speed lays into Anti-Immigrant Nativist Party ‘Know-Nothing’

“We are the Party of Lincoln.” HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY (R-CA) No, you’re not. You are false, as if entirely alien to the very name you claim. You delude the members, and disrespect the origins of the Republican Party. Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Letter to Joshua F. Speed lays into Anti-Immigrant Nativist Party ‘Know-Nothing’

Fox News and El Paso Gunman are on same Page: Fox Repeats Shooter’s Manifesto Verbatim

Fox News has echoed talking points from the El Paso shooter’s manifesto regarding a Hispanic “invasion” for some time. The attempt of Trump to relate the Dayton’s shooter’s left-wing sentiments to Elizabeth Warren is a cunning distraction and a deceitful comparison. “Will leaders sit back as invasion happens?” TUCKER CARLSON, COMING TO AMERICA SEGMENT Perhaps, Continue reading Fox News and El Paso Gunman are on same Page: Fox Repeats Shooter’s Manifesto Verbatim

An Indestructible Element in the Völkishe and Fascist Ideal

Simply call them by their exact name – “National Socialists” I never use the term “Nazi.” The false belief many adopt, for no true reason, is that Benito Mussolini was a mere opportunist, and Adolf Hitler’s “National Socialism” a trick. It does not seem the case. It is imagined, that somehow Hitler sat shuffling through Continue reading An Indestructible Element in the Völkishe and Fascist Ideal

The Early Mussolini on World Peace, Imperialism, the Renaissance, the Authoritative State and War (1931 and 1937)

THE EARLY MUSSOLINI ON WORLD PEACE, IMPERIALISM, LIBERTY, THE AUTHORITATIVE AND CORPORATIVE STATE IN FASCISM, AND WAR: 1931 Speech to the English-speaking World and 1937 Interview with James Strachey Barnes “And the purpose of Fascism is plain: to make the world a better place to live in and man a nobler citizen. […] Fascism is Continue reading The Early Mussolini on World Peace, Imperialism, the Renaissance, the Authoritative State and War (1931 and 1937)

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