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

Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

“Unlike today’s liberals who quote his magnum opus, Wood does not think that America can return to its republican roots. He may be crying over spilled milk, but he has the fortitude to admit it.” HAYWARD, THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANISM OF GORDON WOOD So must we have the fortitude to admit. According to Steven F. Hayward, we are Continue reading Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

Lesley Stahl: President Trump’s admitted tactic to “discredit” Press » And Cenk Uygur defends True Journalism

CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl revealed a remark made to her by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016 to a group of fellow journalists at the Deadline Club Awards Dinner in New York City earlier this week. It is in regards to Mr. Trump’s attitude and tactic toward the press, which in his understanding are lügenpresse Continue reading Lesley Stahl: President Trump’s admitted tactic to “discredit” Press » And Cenk Uygur defends True Journalism