Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hitler’s Beneficiaries

HitlerBenniesSuggested by Timothy Lane • The Nazis met the population’s  desire for material security and an improved standard of living, redistributing wealth in favor of the lower classes and opening up avenues of social mobility. The Holocaust, then, was not just a result of the ideology of anti-Semitism but also of the policies of plunder that won the regime the support of the vast majority of the German people.
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The Wages of Destruction

WagesDestructionSuggested by Kung Fu Zu • This book explores Hitler’s surprisingly prescient vision to create a German super-state to dominate Europe and compete with what he saw as America’s overwhelming power in a soon-to-be globalized world.
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Going Somewhere Dangerous

GoingSomewhereby Deana Chadwell    2/28/14
In a little over 200 days we’ll be knee deep in what is quite likely the most important midterm election in United States history. If the makeup of the Senate doesn’t move decisively and dramatically to the right we may have lost everything this country has ever been. More » • (1748 views)

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Do Words Matter? Do Promises Matter?

WordsMatterby Leigh Bravo   2/28/14
Do words matter? Do promises matter? Do you expect follow through and accountability when you have someone, anyone, make a promise to you? Does it matter if you voted in an election for a candidate based on the promises they made, yet neglected to fulfill? More » • (1175 views)

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Ain’t Dead Yet

AintDeadYetby Steve Lancaster    2/28/14
Almost 100 years ago, Oswald Spengler postulated that the West was in a death spiral leading to the violent end of American and European civilization. After the 20th century, that prediction seems more likely than it did in 1918. Well-respected scholars have addressed this idea, among them Victor Davis Hanson. More » • (4653 views)

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Lyndon the Bane and Presidential Character

LBJby Timothy Lane   2/27/14
These days it’s easy to say that the worst President ever is Barack Obama, and it isn’t even close. Prior to that, I would have gone with James Buchanan (who probably realized it at the end). But when it comes to having the worst character (prior to Obama, of course), I think I would go with Lyndon Baines Johnson. More » • (955 views)

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On Charles Cooke, Conservatism, and Atheism

Atheismby John Kirke  2/27/14
I’m no thorough scholar of conservative thought, but I do occasionally pick up a gem. In 1970, William F. Buckley co-edited a book with Charles Kesler, originally titled American Conservative Thought in the Twentieth Century and revised under the title Keeping the Tablets (which I own), and for that book he wrote an introductory essay, “Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?” More » • (3791 views)

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Razing Arizona: Conservatives Succeed at Failing Again

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke   2/27/14
Perhaps Arizona governor Jan Brewer was sincere when saying that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 1062) she vetoed yesterday could “create more problems than it purports to solve.” More » • (1921 views)

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Book Review: If Symptoms Still Persist

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu   2/26/14
By Theodore Dalrymple, (Anthony Daniels)  •  After finishing this book, I was not sure whether to pop-a-cork or hang myself. I could open the champagne simply because my life, no matter how difficult, is Nirvana compared to the lives of those mentioned in the book. More » • (1985 views)

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Where Education and Free Enterprise Collide

RottenAppleby Leigh Bravo   2/26/14
What is happening to our Education System? What has happened to the Free Enterprise System? Where these two issues intersect, we find some interesting debates and positions on what America needs to do to improve our position in the Global Education battle. More » • (884 views)

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Book Review: Dereliction of Duty

Derelictionby Steve Lancaster    2/26/14
By H.R. McMaster  •  A service member who is derelict has willfully refused to perform his duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such a way that he cannot perform his duties. Such incapacitation includes the person falling asleep while on duty requiring wakefulness, More » • (6508 views)

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Do We Really Have a Voice?

Voiceby Leigh Bravo   2/26/14
I have always been interested in Politics, and have always voted my conscience. However, in the past 4 years, I have become more politically active as I have seen our Country “fundamentally changed” into something I no longer recognize. More » • (1562 views)

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