Archive | September, 2012

More to Middle East riots than meets the Eye

A recent spat of protests and riots in the Muslim world have been making headlines in recent days, especially after United States Ambassador Chris Stevens to Libya was killed. Images are being splashed all over the printed press and television of the most crazed, angry looking bearded Muslims burning American flags and shouting.  Americans have […]

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Posted in Culture, Current Events, Middle East, Religion2 Comments

Why Occupy Wall Street style protests will always fail

The belief that the masses are a power that can really influence history, or even more so, throw down the established order is part of the propaganda of the French and American Revolutions, and is one of the most effective myths of modern society. The notion that any of these movements succeed because of popular support, or […]

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Posted in Current Events, Economy, Most Recent, North America5 Comments

Historical cycles and Parallels

Through  the study of historical cycles, one can draw parallels between our civilization today and those of the past. This was something our ancestors were well aware of, from the first western states emerging from Rome’s ruin to the great global empires of the 19th century. Until recently, the specter of decline and decadence weighed […]

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Posted in Culture, History, Society, Uncategorized2 Comments


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