Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

Shadowed Ambition

Although it might seem strange to us today, just 150 years ago politicians had to at least pay lip service to the ideal that they were to be drafted and called into office and not push and strive openly for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberalism Ancient And Modern

Liberalism Ancient And Modern, by Leo Strauss Leo Strauss and his disciples are often viewed as being secret enemies of the liberal society by virtue of their assiduous study of the gap between the surface and hidden meaning of texts.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stephen A. Douglas

Book Review:  Stephen A Douglas (American Crisis Biographies), by Henry Parker Willis At least part of the nobility of Abraham Lincoln depends on the greatness of his first great adversary for office, Stephen Douglas.  If this author is more favorable … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Conditions Of Freedom

The Conditions Of Freedom:  Essays In Political Philosophy, by Harry V. Jaffa This book is a wonderful one, but that ought not to be a surprise since it is a collection of essays (some of them previously published) by Harry … Continue reading

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