Daily Archives: December 1, 2010

How Abraham Lincoln Learned To Be A Gentleman

Today I would like to examine at some length a perhaps little known issue from the life of Abraham Lincoln that serves to highlight the question of jurisdiction and relevance of moral and legal standards in a particularly relevant way. … Continue reading

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Does God Keep His Law?: A Novel Application of C.S. Lewis’ Trilemma

For the last few days I have been engaged in an interesting (to me) debate about logic and definitions, a subject which I take a great deal of interest in.  There is no need to get into the specifics of … Continue reading

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The Asabiya Problem: How Does One Build Unity From Disunity?

Ibn Khaldun was a North African political thinker with great insights in the problem of group cohesion, a factor which he called “asabiya.”  His insights into the factors by which groups gained and waned in power and influence are important … Continue reading

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