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Be Careful What You Wish For

Update (1/14/11):  This issue has been resolved:  https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/burying-the-hatchet/ Though I have already commented on the matter briefly elsewhere [1], I would like to examine what has become the most famous e-mail that I have ever received in terms of exposure … Continue reading

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On The Unity of Tragedy, Comedy, and History

William Shakespeare was one of the only, and certainly the most noted, playwright whose work spanned the divide between comedy and tragedy.  It is not coincidental that he also wrote plays about history.  What I would like to do is … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, Democracy, Despotism, and the Two Trees

Today I would like to make a commentary on part of Abraham Lincoln’s Peoria Speech as well as the prescient comments on that speech by Harry Jaffa, found on pages 305 and 306 of his magisterial work, Crisis of the … Continue reading

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L’etat C’est Moi, or Lex Rex: Two Approaches To Authority

Introduction When all the different and infinite variations of government structure are examined, there are two fundamental approaches to government. It is the intention of this short essay, as a lengthy one could be written, to examine the fundamental attributes … Continue reading

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