Free Speech Victory: Korean Professor Challenges “Comfort Women” History

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Intellectual bravery can take many forms.  Sometimes it manifests itself in the undertaking of a difficult, laborious work of scholarship.  At other times it appears in the selection of some controversial topic that challenges conventional wisdom.  Conventional wisdom, as we all know, does not appreciate being challenged:  its adherents are likely to react blindly, even violently, in their attempts to push the dissenting view back into the shadows.

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Dirk Benedict’s “Lost In Castration”

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By some miracle I stumbled on this incredible article written in 2006 by actor Dirk Benedict.  For those unfamiliar with his name, he is an American film and stage actor with a career that dates back to the 1970s.  His “big break” came in the late 1970s when he won a lead role on the television series Battlestar Galactica.  When the news came in 2006 that the series would be “re-imagined” (i.e., feminized) with a woman playing his old role, he was moved to write the following essay.

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Coming In Summer 2017: Sallust’s “Conspiracy Of Catiline” And “War Of Jugurtha”

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Intrigue…murder…the lust for power…and the fatal hubris that leads men to their dooms.

These are some of the compelling themes of Sallust’s famous works The Conspiracy of Catiline and The War of Jugurtha.  Considered the first of the great Roman historians, Sallust’s gripping narratives have been read for centuries for their penetrating character studies, timeless moral insights, and matchless rhetoric.  His profiles of flawed men led inexorably to ruin by excessive ambition or character defects resonate with us today more powerfully than ever.

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s Syria Visit

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The neocon Syrian “regime change” fanatics are not going to go gently into that dark night, it seems.  At least not without flinging a few last bits of bile through the interwebs.  The latest focus of their ire has been Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, whose recent trip to Damascus on a fact-finding mission about the toll the war has taken on the Syrian people has sent the regime-changers into paroxysms of rage.

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Why Rep. John Lewis Should Be Disciplined

Stoking the fires of dangerous factionalism
Stoking the fires of dangerous factionalism

John Lewis, a Democratic member of Congress from Georgia, recently stirred controversy with some remarks about the alleged “illegitimacy” of the incoming Trump administration.  He said the following to NBC’s Chuck Todd:

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Some Requirements For Political Stability

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In recent weeks I have had a chance to visit for a short time a few of the republics in Central America:  Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia (South America, but close enough), Guatemala, and Mexico.  I have been trying to upload a podcast I recorded on the subject, but internet connections are so slow that I will have to wait a bit more on that; the upload times are just too long.  I’ve been posting photos on my Instagram account for those who are interested in seeing them. Continue reading

Video Review Of “On Duties” Translated By Quintus Curtius

Today Mr. Andrew Vittoria released a very detailed and cogent You Tube video review of my On Duties.  Readers seeking an in-depth and reasoned commentary will no doubt find this video useful.  I have embedded the video below.

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