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 – Introduction

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 The derision of this term, Liberalism, is unacceptable and ignorant to us, and ought to be fought against. AMERICAN, know your philosophical roots Continue reading The Lost History of Liberalism From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century | Helena Rosenblatt – Introduction

“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”

The Roman Fasces of Cincinnati | Statue of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, the legendary Roman who defeated the Aequians and rescued the trapped Roan Army. With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power and fraternity to the Dictator of Rome. In the other, a plow, which represents his life as citizen and farmer. Cincinnati was named in 1790, after Cincinnatus by Governor Continue reading The Roman Fasces of Cincinnati | Statue of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

The Original Red Shirts’ and Red Hats’: The Classical Roots of the American Republic

Republicanism of MINVRA is not associated with, nor propagandizes for one particular party, nor is it about the U.S. Republican Party, or whatever Party under such name in France, or Italy. Some among us, as well as yourselves, are not yet willing to learn, nor accept this fact, but REPUBLICANISM and FASCISM are relatives, or Continue reading The Original Red Shirts’ and Red Hats’: The Classical Roots of the American Republic

Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“They Shall Not Perish” (1918) Poster, American Propaganda | Artist Douglas Volk

1918 Poster (Publ. N.Y. : American Lithographic Co., 1918) titled “They Shall Not Perish,” by Artist Douglas Volk (1856-1935), depicts a girl who symbolized the Near East, clinging to woman (Columbia, Minerva, Marianne, Lady Liberty) with sword and U.S. flag, symbolizing America (Republicanism—against oppression). American Committee for Relief in the Near East campaign to raise money Continue reading “They Shall Not Perish” (1918) Poster, American Propaganda | Artist Douglas Volk