The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

U.S. conservative movement in its early history did not even like the Republican Party. “…if you read David Brooks’s columns, what he espouses could be called conservative but is certainly very different than what William F. Buckley has espoused. And Buckley has written that if the Republicans want to be a governing party they need Continue reading The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

Rant on Classics and Politics || SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE and a THEOSOPHIST

In a return to a state of political apathy I read A Rant on Classics and Politics from a classicist. Chi K’ang Tzu asked Confucius about government. The Master replied, “If you desire what is good, the people will be good. The character of a ruler is like wind and that of the people is like grass. Continue reading Rant on Classics and Politics || SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE and a THEOSOPHIST

Maria Carlson on the Influence of Theosophy on Russian Culture in the Russian Silver Age

Maria Carlson attempted to demonstrate the understudied value Theosophy had on Russia, and that in Russian culture, the influence of Theosophy was not underestimated by its Russian contemporaries. Many pages have been written on the history of Theosophy in the United States and Western Europe, but not Russia. Maria Carlson argues, that Theosophy transformed the “creative Continue reading Maria Carlson on the Influence of Theosophy on Russian Culture in the Russian Silver Age

All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives

Conservatism, or Republicanism Historian Andrew Roberts once suggested years ago in American Parties Need To Change Name, that the Americans can alleviate much confusion in their politics by changing the name of their political parties, and I would fully support that idea if both considered it. But as we will find, the claim to historical precedent Continue reading All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives