On Machiavelli, Donald Trump, foxes and lions

In light of recent events surrounding the President and leftist violence directed at the right, there is a deeper, but accurate, explanation that explains what is occurring. Niccolo Machiavelli posited the two competing interests that make up a government in his book The Prince. Wilfredo Pareto also expanded on Machiavelli’s hypothesis. The two competing groups…

Tucker Carlson show on leftist violence

A little under a month ago, Tucker Carlson dedicated a segment of his show to violence conducted by the political left. He clearly reveals how the left is now using violence and threats of it as a political tool. Environmentalists use violence constantly to achieve their aims. More recently, animal rights groups would stalk, threaten…

The Tyranny of Guilt

During 2012 French philosopher and author Pascal Bruckner published a book titled The Tyranny of Guilt. In his book, Bruckner makes the case that the West (specifically Europe) does not have a monopoly on evil and should be proud of its accomplishments while defending itself along with its values. Sadly and at some point, guilt…

Thomas Sowell on a Conflict of Visions

Dr. Thomas Sowell describes the critical differences between interests and visions as revealed in his book A Conflict of Visions. Interests, Sowell says, are articulated by people who know what their interests are and what they want to do about them. Visions, however, are the implicit assumptions by which people operate. In politics, visions are…

Why Marxism?

I have posted this before but thought it appropriate since it is May Day. A few years ago the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted a unique speech by Clemson University’s BB&T Research Professor C. Bradley Thompson entitled: Why Marxism?. Professor Thompson’s lecture is an examination on why Marxism still lives and appeals to many…

Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism

Back in 2003, a book authored by Joshua Muravchik entitled Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism was published. In his book, Muravchik demonstrates how Socialism spread faster than any religion and ended up collapsing of its own weight. Environmentalism is grounded in socialism since, like religion, both socialism and environmentalism are based…