Winning Changes Everything

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"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse." (Richard III, Acr 5, Scene 4) "A man without a horse is a foot"-- Col Sherman Potter More than the view changes once we mount a horse...

Donald Trump and the People’s Existential Threat

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This is an update on a theme I raised in February 2016, "Donald Trump and the People" as I think the people see their existential threat more clearly now than they did seven months ago. In...

The Missing “Buckley-Factor” in Publius Decius Mus’ Historic Essay

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If you haven't heard, a fellow (I assume) named Publius Decius Mus penned an anonymous, 10-page essay at the Claremont College website, entitled the "Flight 93 Election" It's a near-masterpiece, even historic. While I...

Elitism, Where Libertarians and Now Much of Conservatism, are Joined at the Heart with...

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And how they are joined is neither political nor philosophical. It is entirely psychological. This is important to understand, because Karl Marx’s original followers were all academicians. It would be at least two generations before they would...

How the Tea Party Replaced National Review as the Intellectual Standard Bearer for Conservatism

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In March 2011 I suggested that the Tea Party had become the intellectual antidote to the Left, which was never really that difficult. But it was not so much to tweak the Left that I wrote that as to serve notice...

“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society”, Hal Holbrook

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  You'd have to watch a lot of Hal Holbrook's presentations to find the one quoted in the title. But I heard off an old LP from 40 years ago, and he was comparing the differences between the North and the South at the time...