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The unsettling tendency of the totalitarian left

The left tends toward the totalitarian. And every totalitarian ideology seeks to weaken the bonds between children and parents. The left seeks to dilute parental authority and replace it with school authority and government authority.

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Syria - Assad - ISIL - Background

Imagine turning one economically challenged and environmentally troubled middle eastern state into a complete theater of politics and war.

Imagine producing every element in that state and managing the same for political gains in the world beyond its borders. 419 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology

"...the moderns want a more lasting victory of the argument at the expense of reality."

Plato, in his famous fight against the ancient Sophists, discovered that their “universal art of enchanting the mind by arguments” (Phaedrus 261) had nothing to do with truth but aimed at opinions which by their very nature are changing, and which are valid only “at the time of the agreement and as long as the agreement lasts” (Theaetetus 172). 168 more words

On Fidel Castro’s Death; Or, When My Fellow Liberals Insist On Losing Credibility

I was waiting to calm down and process the election before I wrote anything — and then Fidel Castro died. 3,241 more words

Politics

Lessons not learned in Totalitarianism

After our Third Reich the world lectured us (rightfully so) about democracy, human rights and anti-totalitarianism.

Looks like the world didn’t listen to their own lecturing… 311 more words

USA Presidential Election 2016