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Bill Heroman, Christoph Markschies, and the "Great Man Theory"

As a way of wishing Bill Heroman a happy birthday, this post will focus on a topic that he has discussed at length, namely the so-called “Great Man Theory.” I’ve chosen to combine the perspectives of Heroman and Markschies, because I think they approach the topic from two fascinating angles. 602 more words

Christoph Markschies


Does the grandfather clock’s pendulum
Still, with measured swing
A sense of order bring
To that country place
Where a mantion’s stately grace,
Brought peace, 57 more words


A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 3)

Veering back towards the post which led to this series, a post where I said we need a pan-Canadian narrative, and that “what we need to do is to propagate, in our classrooms, in the media, our own narrative which explains to all Canadians what is (and what is not) acceptable conduct in… 1,338 more words

Conservative Policies And Platform

Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan shuts down thousands of institutions in response to coup

He said perpetrators of the coup will “pay a heavy price” and it appears the purge is already in full swing. Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan accused United States-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of being behind the coup and has gone a step further and signed a decree to close 1,043 private schools, 1,229 foundations and associations, 35 medical institutions, 19 unions, and 15 universities linked to the cleric. 132 more words

Lifestyle, Beauty And Fashion

In First "Emergency" Decree, Erdogan Seizes Thousands Of Hospitals, Schools, Charities

With the failed/staged Turkish coup quickly fading from memory and media attention, just as Erdogan likes it, and opposition from “western democracies” to a historic purge virtually non-existant aside from the occasional media soundbite, overnight Erdgoan implemented his first decree since imposing a state of emergency in the country last week, and tightened his grip on Turkey by ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. 638 more words


AskMeAnything No.1 What's wrong with Trump?

As an American who spends a lot of time thinking about Europe and living in Europe, I often ask Europeans about their feelings about issues and politics in their countries.   831 more words