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American On Trial: A Defense of the Founding

Robert Reilly has undertaken a gargantuan task in his latest book, making his case in defense of the American Founding against a subtle attack couched as a moral argument.

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September 5, 2020   No Comments

Universal Human Tyranny

The American founders viewed King George as a tyrant. Fortunately, his power was also practically limited by the inconvenient fact of the Atlantic ocean. Nevertheless, students of the American revolution realize that it took 8 years to finally win our independence.

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July 20, 2020   No Comments

Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave an impressive speech in Philadelphia last week about the Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights. It was refreshing to hear a highly placed member of the government demonstrate an unabashed, clear-eyed understanding of the principles that made the United States what it is. Pompeo is demonstrating leadership and vision by clearly articulating not only where we've been, but hope for where we can go. Putting together a comprehensive document of this scope, was necessarily the product of thoughtful discussion, contemplation and consideration. It's not possible to put something like this together without sharpening one's understanding and thinking.

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July 18, 2020   No Comments

Philosophical Reflections

Partisanship is an essential part of your system. Hyper-partisanship may destroy it. Martin provides the highlights of a thought piece from the Winter 2020 Claremont Review of Books.

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June 27, 2020   No Comments

WWTFT Alumus Article

Check out Jim's latest article on American Thinker.

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June 9, 2020   No Comments

City of Nets

The City of Nets is funny, poignant, historically accurate and totally engrossing. The fantasy characters Hollywood projected on the screen were not as improbable as the people who transformed a California desert into an oasis of dreams, beguiling the nation and the world.

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May 2, 2020   No Comments

Socialism Explained

In John O’Sullivan’s essay, Of Socialism and Human Nature from the June 3rd issue of National Review, uses Rudyard Kipling’s poem, The Gods of the Copybook Headings to illustrate the perils of socialism.

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June 16, 2019   No Comments

Lady First The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

Amy Greenberg shows Sarah Polk as manipulative, scheming, deceptive, cunning and devoid of inconvenient compassion. But she also depicts a bright, sociable, and charming woman of her time, and in a regal way, attractive.

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May 19, 2019   No Comments

Daniel Morgan: An Inexplicable Hero

Dr. James Swisher, inspired by the life of Daniel Morgan, wrote an engaging new biography, Daniel Morgan An Inexplicable Hero, which is being published this year posthumously by his son and family. Morgan was a giant in every sense of the word. He participated in many critical events of the American Revolution (The Siege of Quebec, Saratoga, and Cowpens). He transcended his humble beginnings and earned the respect of his compatriots and his enemies.

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April 1, 2019   No Comments

Liars’ Paradise

Cons work on a macro level, too. It’s not that difficult to wholesale a lie. Bernie Madoff did by persuading investors he was realizing mathematically impossible investment gains. Only there were no investments. He used investor money to pay off other investors. He had everyone believing he had a golden touch. It worked until he ran out of other people’s money. Sort of like socialism, it was all a fairy story.

America has the necessary components: a dedicated minority determined to sell a myth and a larger population mesmerized by promises of a perfect society (and lots of free stuff).

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March 1, 2019   No Comments