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

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

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

I Ask You, What Is Truly A Republican? | Song of Liberté—Veillons au Salut de l’Empire

There is a question I simply put forth. I ask you, Citizen . . . and American — What is truly a REPUBLICAN? Ask yourselves! “Liberté. Liberté!” We must and will gain hold of the REPUBLICAN IDEAL again, and embody it in a new way, truly honoring its origins and purpose. . . . because Continue reading I Ask You, What Is Truly A Republican? | Song of Liberté—Veillons au Salut de l’Empire

Democracy’s Faith in the Potential of Man | Horace M. Kallen

Horace M. Kallen’s Creative Democracy, Section I: What Is Democracy in Communism, Fascism, and Democracy (Carl Cohen). This article is meant to contrast with Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages. A Jewish American, Horace M. Kallen ideals are in-line with the Continue reading Democracy’s Faith in the Potential of Man | Horace M. Kallen

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

“We will never be a socialist country…” | State of the Union

The Fasces, before Fascism was a symbol representing a classical view of justice, and of physical power and the ability to impose that power. In line with this, despite his long history of unappealing tendencies and actions, this current U.S. President presented himself as a republican law and order President. In maintaining our tradition, from Continue reading “We will never be a socialist country…” | State of the Union

Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages

“Such being the facts, it is almost criminal to keep alive in mankind the hope of a true realization of the Democratic ideal.” MARIO PALMIERI, THE PHILOSOPHY OF FASCISM I. THE RATIONALE OF THE FASCIST CRITIQUE OF DEMOCRACY AND INDIVIDUALISM This article is complementary to The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, Continue reading Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages

The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, and the Mission and Influences of Fascism

“Fascism the conception of the historical mission of Rome, the vision of a world empire…” MARIO PALMIERI “Rome is more than a city; Rome is a Universal Idea.” THEODOR MOMMSEN Rome is more than a city, and is a Universal Idea, indeed. The founders were inspired by Rome, yet the only time we speak of Continue reading The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, and the Mission and Influences of Fascism

John Adams Letter to John Taylor: “Remember, democracy never lasts long”

“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.” JOHN ADAMS (FIRST VPOTUS AND SECOND POTUS) LETTER TO JOHN TAYLOR, 17 DECEMBER 1814. “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Benjamin Franklin was asked supposedly, as he left Continue reading John Adams Letter to John Taylor: “Remember, democracy never lasts long”