Archive for December 2010

Matterhorn — A Novel of the Vietnam War

Just finished it. It’s a must read for anyone with any interest at all in the daily life of marine grunts in Quang Tri province in 1969. When you finish this book you can say you did a tour in Vietnam. You will certainly feel that way. But there is much more than that to…

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Book For A New Year

Shakedown Socialism: Unions, Pitchforks, Collective Greed, The Fallacy of Economic Equality, and other Optical Illusions of “Redistributive Justice” From the Amazon Product description: This is a brilliant study, profusely illustrated with cartoons and propaganda posters. Atbashian explains why Socialism cannot work. He exposes the injustice of “Collective Greed” and shows why Economic Equality is a…

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Reconciling Darwinian Biology With Conservative Social and Political Philosophy

This statement by Larry Arnhart is, in my view,  a satisfactory reconciliation of the Conservative thought of Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservative social and political philosophy, and the theory of evolution by natural selection formulated by Charles Darwin: The Left has traditionally assumed that human nature is so malleable, so perfectible, that it…

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Lame Duck Congress Goes Well For Conservatives and Tea Party

It’s been a good four days for Mitch McConnell, Conservatives and the Tea Party. Tax-rate extensions passed. Omnibus Pork Bill failed. DREAM Act failed. Miserable food “safety” bill failed. (Federal Government won’t be regulating bake sales at schools anytime soon.) UPDATE sunday: Food safety bill  brought back and passed unanimously.  Ugh.  Republicans up to their…

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