Monthly Archives: July 2013

Why ‘partisanship’ is never-ending…

“Between those who think that civilization is a victory for man in the struggle against the determinism of things . . . and those who want to make of man a thing among things, there is no possible scheme of … Continue reading

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A Political Truism…

“By all evidence, if Republicans and Democrats had to choose between enacting policies and holding office, they would choose office.” From H. W. Brand’s The Reckless Decade, America in the 1890s, Copyright © 1995 by H. W. Brands, University of … Continue reading

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The deification of science and scientists (such as theoretical physics and physicists) rests on shaky ground indeed, but rather:

“It is, as we have said, a system―a symbolic construction―designed to summarize in a small number of definitions and principles a set of experimental laws.  This is its role, useful but modest.  It is all too easy to exaggerate it….. … Continue reading

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The Department of ‘Education,’ Stundent Loans, et al…

“Government schooling is inevitably an exercise in statist brainwashing, not genuine education; and it is hardly “moral” for a large gang (government) to (legally) rob one segment of the population, keep the loot, and share a little of it with … Continue reading

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When confronting political correctness, like Bernanos…

“I belong to a race of ordinary people which is daily becoming rarer: I am an ordinary person who has remained free, someone whom propaganda has not yet trained to jump through all the hoops held in front of him.” … Continue reading

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‘Progressives’ are, even two millenia later….

“…constantly contriving some scheme apparently calculated to benefit the populace for the moment, but perfectly sure to ruin everyone at the end.” — Polybius, The Histories, Volume V, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 160), Book XX, Page219, year 1999.

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From whence Yakuza?

“It was along the Tokaido [first highway running from the ancient capital of Kyoto to Tokyo] and other highways that the gamblers first began using the word yakuza.  According to the most widely held belief, the term derives from the … Continue reading

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