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Revolution

Times of crisis are not distinguished by respect for rights—although, paradoxically, all revolutions claim to be mounted in the name of rights. During our War of Independence, criticism of the patriot cause was an invitation to a lynching, and Jefferson

The Conservative Counterrevolution
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The Conservative Counterrevolution

The term counterrevolution was always used by Lenin and his associates in a pejorative sense. In the Marxist view, since “progress” is irreversible, any gains made by the left are to be considered permanent, while any gains made by the

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The Emerson No One Knows

“At bottom, [Emerson] had no doctrine at all. . . . He was far from being, like a Plato or an Aristotle, past master in the art and the science of life.”

-George Santayana 

The dedication of this latest biogra­phy

Terrorists’ Tea Party
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Terrorists’ Tea Party

David Caute: Under the Skin: The Death of White Rhodesia; North-western University Press; Evanston, IL. 

David Caute’s book on the fall of a white government and the triumph of Mugabein Zimbabwe contains neither an index nor sources. The events it

From Nonsense to Understanding
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From Nonsense to Understanding

Who Were The Fascists: Social Roots of European Fascism; Edited by Stein Ugelvik Larsen, Bernt Hagtvet, and Jan Petter Myklebust; Distributed by Columbia University Press; New York.

Richard F. Hamilton: Who Voted for Hitler?; Princeton University Press; Princeton, NJ.

 Who

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Comment

Webster’s defines culture as a variation of the verb cultivate. It is time, therefore, for us to look at what, as a nation, we are cultivating.

In our government schools, which we persist in calling “public,” students are taught