How the Era of Republicanism in the 18th century Provide Insight into American Conservative Thinking

But what is in a word? Everything…especially when you’re misusing a word however you want to. “Kirk himself was unequivocally traditionalist (…) it is surprising that young libertarians claim a thinker who declared, “Conservatism is not simply a defense of ‘capitalism.’” (…) The essential traditionalist, Kirk declared that “we need to guide ourselves by the Continue reading How the Era of Republicanism in the 18th century Provide Insight into American Conservative Thinking

In Post-Trump Right, Republicans must return to Republicanism as Moral and Philosophical Guide

For Post-Trump Right, it is imperative Republicans return to Republicanism as Moral and Philosophical Guide Have National Affairs‘ Brink Lindsey read The American Minervan? Brink Lindsey is only suggesting half of what I have advised numerously. It is half, because republicanism cannot be contained by one party. This is how we got our parties and Continue reading In Post-Trump Right, Republicans must return to Republicanism as Moral and Philosophical Guide

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”

The Loose Tradition of Republican Writers

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 Loose Tradition of Republican Writers

“The American Founders drew on an astonishingly wide range of historical sources” | Heather Mac Donald

ON THE HISTORICAL SOURCES OF THE FOUNDERS THAT ARE THE BASIS OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLICAN PHILOSOPHY “The American Founders drew on an astonishingly wide range of historical sources. They invoked the Greek city-states, the Carolingian Dynasty, and the Ottoman Empire in the Constitution’s defense. And they assumed that the new nation’s citizens would themselves be Continue reading “The American Founders drew on an astonishingly wide range of historical sources” | Heather Mac Donald

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. In American Republicanism: Roman Ideology in the United States Constitution by M.N.S. Sellers, 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

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