Monthly Archives: June 2013

What is a hero; heroic? An instructive observation from history…

“Heroism is often confused with physical courage.  In fact the two are very different.  There was nothing heroic about Magellan’s death.  He went into that last darkness a seasoned campaigner, accompanied by his own men, and he was completely fearless … Continue reading

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A Faultline in Western Thinking…

“After three hundred years the principal tendency in our century is still to believe that life is a scientific proposition, and to demonstrate how all of our concepts are but the products of complex mechanical causes that may be ultimately … Continue reading

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Alexis de Tocqueville warned us all, in his Democracy in America, of…

“the eventual growth of an all-provident and all-powerful government, which would rule more and more spheres of life, until its unwitting subjects became so accustomed to its powers that the independence of their thinking vanished―in sum, the devolution of democracy … Continue reading

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On Hope and Change…

“There are few things more wearisome in a fairly fatiguing life than the monotonous repetition of phrases which catch and hold the public or academic fancy by virtue of their total lack of significance.” ― Remembered Past; On History, Historians, … Continue reading

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From panic over ‘Global Cooling’ to ‘Global Warming’ in such a short span of time — I Wonder…

From Julian Simon’s book, Ultimate Resource-2: The cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people in poor nations. It has already made food and fuel more precious, thus increasing the price of every­thing we buy. If it continues, and … Continue reading

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Cracking New Deal Myths – How the New Deal shafted ‘the working man’…

“The flagship of the New Deal was the National Industrial Recovery Act, which authorized cartel codes restricting output and fixing high prices for just about every conceivable business enterprise, much as medieval guild restrictions had restricted output and fixed prices.  … Continue reading

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‘Intellectuals’

“Consciously or not, they dream of a world governed by pawns, because they themselves are pawns.”  They are full of theories they have come up with out of the blue, and they insist on looking at reality exclusively through these.” … Continue reading

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