Category Archive: history

2010 Interview with Congressman Ron Paul

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INTRO: Ron Paul, M.D., is an American physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and a Republican Congressman representing Galveston area of Texas. He currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Committee on Financial Services. Dr. Paul is well-known as an opponent of U.S. interventionism and an outspoken critic of American  monetary …

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Influencial Conservative Books Go Beyond Politics

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There are several books that have defined and shaped the conservative movement including “The Revolt of the Masses” by José Ortega y Gasset (1929), “The Conservative Mind” by Russell Kirk (1953), “Conscience of a Conservative” by Senator Barry Goldwater (1960), and “Revolution” by Congressman Ron Paul (2008). There are few books, if any, that review …

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Interview with Economist Ian Fletcher: Korean Agreement is Latest Fiasco in ‘Free Trade’ Deals

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In October 2011, Congress ratified a “Free Trade” agreement with Korea, first negotiated by President George W. Bush and a priority in the Obama administration, in what the New York Times described as, “a rare moment of bipartisan accord at a time when Republicans and Democrats are bitterly divided over the role that government ought …

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Paleo-Conservatives vs. Neo-Conservatives

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Paul Edward Gottfried should be a familiar name among the Sunday morning talking heads and most certainly in every college political science class. But he’s not — for a reason: there is no better authority — or critic — of neo-conservatism in America. The powerful neo-con lobby really doesn’t like him. National Review’s David Frum once went …

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Southern Daydreaming

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How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat  by Bevin Alexander Crown Books (2007); HB, 337 pages, $25.95 The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been by Roger L. Ransom W.W. Norton & Company (2005); HB, 352 pages; $29.95 Dixie Victorious: An Alternative History of the Civil War …

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The campaign for liberty before the “Campaign for Liberty”

The philosophical premise for The Campaign for Liberty (C4L) goes back to the Founding Fathers, but the practical tactics in fighting for its ideals has several modern and historical models. Thinkers — and doers — have for some time championed the issues and ideas embodied in the C4L Statement of Principles. In its raison d’etre …

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My Summer Reading

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I’ve been asked to write a bit about what I am reading and plan to take up. Perhaps first I should say something about me and what I have read in the past. I work primarily as a freelance writer now, but spent 30 years in politics – running campaigns, raising money for candidates and …

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