Tag Archives: Russell Kirk

i-Propaganda: Education, Media, “Science-” Impress, Inform, Intimidate

i-Propaganda: Education, Media, “Science-” Impress, Inform, Intimidate “Man never rushes forward so confidently… as when he is on the very brink of the abyss.” Irving Babbitt, On Being Creative, 1932  The goal of any “I-sm” is to change minds. This … Continue reading

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The Monarchs, the Ministers, the Musketeers and the Plunder Games

The Monarchs, the Ministers, the Musketeers and the Plunder Games “Tre’ville had discovered the weak side of his master, and it was to this address that he owed the long and constant favour of a king who had not left … Continue reading

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Intolerant, Offensive, Jealous, Not Dead and Definer of Orthodoxy

Intolerant, Offensive, Jealous, Not Dead and Definer of Orthodoxy  “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov, biochemist, prolific author, Humanist Manifesto signer I must confess, I am a … Continue reading

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Family Reunion of the Conservative Cousins: The Coalition in Review

Family Reunion of the Conservative Cousins: The Coalition in Review “The Family, rather than the individual, has always been and remains today the basic building block of our society, though its hold has clearly been weakening— one of the most … Continue reading

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Trust and The Great Pretenders: Experts & Technology

Trust and The Great Pretenders: Experts & Technology Technetos is the Greek stem meaning “artificial”. The synthetic radioactive metallic element, “Technetium,” was so named, because it was the first element artificially assembled. This technetos designation stands in contrast to that … Continue reading

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Lost in Space and Time: Intentional Anchorless Amnesia

Lost in Space and Time: Intentional Anchorless Amnesia “There is a time for everything, And a season for every activity under Heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1  The Mishnah (Jewish spiritual writings) states: “There is a time and a place for everything.” We … Continue reading

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Radicals, Progressives, Liberals: “In Love with Change”

Radicals, Progressives, Liberals: “In Love with Change” In a previous post, “Conservatives, conserving the constancies: What are they?”, we examined some principles common to many folks who would identify themselves as “social conservatives.” While there are gray areas, it often … Continue reading

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