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Book Review: A Disquisition On Government And Selections From The Discourse

A Disquisition On Government And Selections From The Discourse, by John C. Calhoun It may be argued that the political writing of John C. Calhoun [1] is a classic example of rigorous reasoning drawn from faulty premises, but there is … Continue reading

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Book Review. T.S. Eliot And Ideology

T.S. Eliot And Ideology, by Kenneth Asher This book is a failure, but it is the sort of failure that is deeply instructive when a writer attempts to promote a pet agenda rather than to understand the subject he is … 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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Abraham Lincoln: Early Feminist Hero

One of the more interesting aspects of Abraham Lincoln is the way that he demonstrates the care that one has to take in judging historical figures anachronistically.  And while a great many people have sought to condemn Abraham Lincoln as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Secession: The Morality Of Public Divorce

Secession:  The Morality Of Public Divorce, by Allen Buchanan My own thoughts on divorce can be quoted from scripture in verses like Malachi 2:16, which says:  ““For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Flaws That Kill Our Democracy

The Flaws That Kill Our Democracy:  Version 1.0, by Klaas Mensaert [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In many ways, this book resembles … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sovereignty, Allegiance And Secession

Sovereignty, Allegiance And Secession:  An Essay On The Constitution And  Government Of The United States, by William Hunter If this book is not particularly famous, it certainly presents an astonishing perspective from a writer of the time who is well … Continue reading

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Book Review: A New Birth Of Freedom

A New Birth Of Freedom:  Abraham Lincoln And The Coming Of The Civil War, by Harry V. Jaffa It is somewhat melancholy that this ended up being the last book by the author and that he did not live long … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crisis Of The House Divided

Crisis Of The House Divided:  An Interpretation Of The Issues In The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, by Harry V. Jaffa This was my first introduction to Harry Jaffa and his political thinking some two decades or so ago and it remains a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Original Intent And The Framers Of The Constitution

Original Intent And the Framers of The Constitution:  A Disputed Question, by Harry Jaffa with Bruce Ledewitz, Robert L. Stone, and George Anastoplo The most impressive aspect of this book is that it is a conversation between several people who … Continue reading

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