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Monarchy: Bulwark of Civilization

A 2009 Vatican conference condemned “ethical relativism, which by no means few see as one of the principal conditions for democracy because relativism is said to assure tolerance and mutual respect between people. However, on the basis of these assumptions

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Posted in Culture, Current, Politics

Monarchy: The Cure for Democratic Ills

“[Democracy] soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams “Men think that what is just is equal; and that equality is the supremacy of the popular will; and

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4 Reasons to Become a Monarchist

1. Monarchies are pro-people. Monarchs represent all, while politicians are necessarily partisan and divisive. Aristotle: “The idea of a king is to be a protector of the rich against unjust treatment, of the people against insult and oppression. Whereas a

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Libertarians and Catholicism

I have argued before that, in their fullest, libertarianism and Catholicism are incompatible — but to what degree are they so? Leaders of the libertarian movement have certainly said silly, anti-Catholic things. Ludwig von Mises, for example, compared Christ to

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Posted in Current, Economics, Politics

An Interview with Cheikh Malek el-Khazen

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. He is also the founder of the Khazen Foundation and Khazen.org. He was kind enough to grant me an interview. Could you tell us a little

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Posted in Historical, Politics

The Book that Caused the French Revolution

In recognition of Bastille Day, I, in this special Monday episode, discuss the book that caused the French Revolution: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Dangerous Liaisons), written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The book — perhaps somewhat unintentionally — set off

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Posted in Historical, Radio

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