America Light not a cheerful book, although the author leavens it with large helpings of humor. And he does manage to end on a hopeful note. He reminds readers that America has a history of over coming bad times. He declares that we will do it again.
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John Hunter was a man far in advance of his time who fought against superstition and stubborn resistance to scientific discovery. By necessity, he resorted to devious methods to obtain cadavers for his anatomical research. He had a huge impact on countless students of medicine, including Joseph Lister and others.Read the rest of this entry »
Today when we commemorate the blessings bequeathed to us by the Founders is a good time to remember that those blessings come with responsibilities.
It seems fitting that this should be our annual post on this day.Read the rest of this entry »
Some thoughts on what it means to be an American today ... and what it used to mean.Read the rest of this entry »
The movie is well put together and thoughtful The left will hate it. Go see it.Read the rest of this entry »
We think the victory speech by the certain winning senator from that certain southern state probably should have gone something like this ....Read the rest of this entry »
A Summons To Perdition is not a happy book. It is, as it’s subtitle states, a “novel of suspense.” John Work did a lot of research in writing this book and one can only hope that the dire picture he paints about the degree to which radical Islam has infiltrated American society and government is merely Work’s construct for the purposes of making a good story. If not, Work had best watch out for himself.Read the rest of this entry »
This is a something worth reading more than once. It was on this this reader's list for at least 20 years, before finally getting around to it. Epictetus and his stoic philosophy figures prominently in Admiral Stockdale's book about his experiences as a P.O.W.
There is a lot to be admired in the stoic philosophy.Read the rest of this entry »
The following are some observations on chapter 6 of Richard Weaver's "Ideas Have Consequences," along with a few on Nassim Taleb's book Anti-Fragile.
Weaver ponders, "The worship of comfort, then , is only another aspect of our decision to live wholly in this world. Yet here man encounters an anomaly: the very policy of living wholly in this world, of having no traffic with that other world which cannot be “proved,” turns one’s attention wholly to the temporary and so actually impairs his effectiveness. We may feel satisfied to be damned for not producing great art or for not observing ceremony, but what if it is shown that addiction to comfort unfits us for survival? "Read the rest of this entry »
Prejudice is now interpreted as a nasty word. It shouldn't be. Here's why.Read the rest of this entry »