“Republicanism for Republicans”…Does National Affairs Brink Lindsey Read The American Minervan?

VIEWER WARNING THIS IS A PRO-REPUBLICAN BLOG WRITTEN BY A REPUBLICAN, NOT A GOP CONSERVATIVE, FASCIST, OR NEO-REACTIONARY. MINVRA IS A PROTECTOR OF THE REPUBLIC AND DEMOCRACY, ITS PATRON AND PHILOSOPHER.—MOCKING THE MAD MONARCHIST. I just discovered this article, Republicanism for Republicans from National Affairs Winter 2019…so it has been written very recently. National Affairs Continue reading “Republicanism for Republicans”…Does National Affairs Brink Lindsey Read The American Minervan?

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

“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