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A Funny “Survey”

I just responded to phone “survey” about Arizona politics. It went something like this:

Questioner: Are you going to vote in the next election?

Martin: Damn straight, I never miss an election.

Questioner: Have you heard of …

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November 14, 2023   No Comments

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

Sometimes the truth in a book or essay resonates and leaps off the page, supported by the reader’s own experience. Such was the case with On Bullshit. Recent events in the Supreme Court could have been scripted to support

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January 9, 2022   No Comments

Live Not By Lies by Rod Dreher

Live Not By Lies will not resonate with those who lack the ears to hear, or eyes to see. The subtitle, “A Manual for Christian Dissidents” might lead some to believe that this is a guide to fixing society’s problems …

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September 19, 2021   No Comments

Book Review: The Nautical Chart

Editor Note: A younger Martin wrote this review about 15 years ago.  The tone is different as is the voice he generally uses on WWTFT, however, rest assured, it’s him. He rescued this from his personal archives because he remembers
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September 1, 2021   No Comments

Valcour: The 1776 Campaign that Saved the Cause of Liberty

Jack Kelly’s latest history has done as much for Benedict Arnold’s reputation as Kenneth Robert’s Arundel. The difference being, Arundel was a historical novel and Valcour is a thorough treatment of the 1776 campaign to prevent the British from

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June 27, 2021   No Comments

Leftist Logic

Compliance is more important than any other criteria to a leftist. 

According to the CDC Corona virus has a > 99% survivability for people younger than age 69 and 94.6% for people over 70.

I’ll go out on a limb …

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April 13, 2021   No Comments

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.   Read the rest of this entry »

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.   Read the rest of this entry »

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.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 18, 2020   1 Comment

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.   Read the rest of this entry »

June 27, 2020   No Comments