Tag Archives: freedom

Every Bridge Is Also A Wall

It so happens that every bridge is also a wall but not every wall is a bridge.  We tend to think of bridges as bringing people together, but they also end up walling off (at least in part) communication along … Continue reading

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A School In Self-Government

How does one go about raising human beings who are capable of responsible self-government?  One of the characteristic problems of human history has been that we are hypocritically an order of beings that refuses to be restrained or governed from … Continue reading

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Juneteenth And Salvation

In many ways, the festival of Juneteenth can be seen as an analogy to the process of salvation.  Although I have written about the festival before [1], it has gotten a lot more attention as of late as a celebration … Continue reading

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You Gotta Serve Somebody

Bob Dylan never spoke or sang truer than when he sang that you’ve gotta serve somebody in his perhaps most notable track as a born-again mainstream Christian.  Try as humanity might, it is impossible to be fully free.  Indeed, some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Equality And Liberty

Equality And Liberty:  Theory And Practice In American Politics, by Harry V. Jaffa During the process of writing his epic work on Abraham Lincoln and his importance to political philosophy, which was published late in life, Jaffa worked on a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Founding As The Best Regime

The American Founding As The Best Regime:  The Bonding Of Civil And Religious Liberty, by Harry Jaffa Harry Jaffa has long been one of my favorite authors, so long in fact that this blog has suffered a bit in not … Continue reading

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And You Shall Be Free Indeed

During the Feast of Tabernacles a year and a half ago, I found myself visiting the ruins of what had been one of the most extensive Jewish communities in the New World.  It was a place of profound ironies, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revolution Song

Revolution Song:  A Story of American Freedom, by Russell Shorto This book is a stellar example of the best achievements that can result from the contemporary leftist obsession with identity politics combined with a complex and well-researched view of history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road To Serfdom

The Road To Serfdom:  The Definitive Edition, by F.A. Hayak, edited by Bruce Caldwell This is a book that I enjoyed reading some time ago, but I was unaware of its context, and knowing the context in which this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flow

Flow:  The Psychology Of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi There are definitely some activities where I strongly value flow.  As a writer, I sometimes find that my writing is flying and time passes without much awareness of its passing until … Continue reading

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