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Omne Solum Forti Patria Quia Patris

At the end of a very good if highly ambivalent book by a distant relative of mine is the Latin quote “Omne solum forti patria quia patris,” which is translated as “To the brave man every land is a fatherland,” … Continue reading

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Politics And The Category Problem

I have always been deeply interested in politics, and also fascinated by how problematic it is to so many people.  A great deal of my own interest in politics is not practical in nature, since I have little particular interest … Continue reading

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Things That Interest Me That May Interest No One Else

One of the consistent patterns I have found in my life is that the things that interest me do not often interest very many other people.  It can be distressing to see someone who is very polite trying desperately not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reflections On The Revolution In France

Reflections On The Revelation In France:  A Critical Edition, by Edmund Burke, edited by J.C.D. Clark One of the general indications of our own contemporary age’s moral and intellectual decline is the way that so few people genuinely write these … Continue reading

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It Is The Glory Of Kings To Conceal A Matter: Part One

I would like to state at the outset that the title of this series of posts does not in fact appear in the Bible.  We are all aware of the concealing behaviors of government when it comes to their behaviors, … Continue reading

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Being Self-Aware About Virtue Signalling

In his fantastic book Vision Of The Anointed, noted economist and political thinker Thomas Sowell commented that all left-wing causes end up in some kind of virtue signalling by which generally immoral leftists nevertheless continually seek to present themselves as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Greatest Traitor

The Greatest Traitor:  The Life Of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, by Ian Mortimer I find it revealing and more than a little bit of interesting that the author is at pains to mention that he is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warwick: The Kingmaker

Warwick:  The Kingmaker:  Politics, Power, and Fame, by A.J. Pollard I must admit that although I am a student of the Wars of the Roses, that I am not all that aware of the larger career of the Earl of … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Women Were Priests

When Women Were Priests:  Women’s Leadership In The Early Church & The Scandal Of Their Subordination In The Rise Of Christianity, by Karen Jo Torjesen This book has a terrible title, but it is not a terrible book.  That does … Continue reading

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How To Contend With The Devil:  Lessons From Jude :9

How does one win an argument with the devil?  We have previously seen in face to face interactions that God and Jesus Christ were able to defeat Satan without any great difficulty.  Nevertheless, we ought to be aware of our … Continue reading

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