Commentary on James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

“What then is the American, this new man? . . . He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds.” J. HECTOR ST. JOHN DE CRÈVEŒUR, LETTERS Continue reading Commentary on James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

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

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”

John Adams Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade: Constitution, Morality and Religion

John Adams states, the American Constitution is meant for a religious and moral people. John Adams abhorred slavery. The conception of a race-based U.S. republic — built on the slavish servitude of other peoples — is incompatible and contradictory with the ideals of the Union. John Adams to the First Brigade of the Militia of Continue reading John Adams Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade: Constitution, Morality and Religion

John Adams on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism

The words of John Adams, second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97) on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism. “The substance and essence of Christianity, as I understand it, is eternal and unchangeable, and will bear examination forever, but it has been mixed with extraneous ingredients, Continue reading John Adams on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism