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Did the Republicans centralize power in the federal government under Lincoln? No doubt. But perhaps the more important question is: Which policies did Lincoln tolerate in order to achieve his overarching goal?... Among those who consider themselves...
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How does a human soul cope with the horror of war? Is there room for hope? And what of the Spirit of Death, ever present in times of war and peace? Can Death itself be changed?...

With the New World Order and global democracy having been abandoned as America’s great goals, what is the new goal of U.S. foreign policy? What is the strategy to achieve it? Does anyone know?... For the World...

Friedrich Hayek believed that the very institutions of liberalism and republicanism, when misused, can foster the totalitarianism of democracy... The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek (University of Chicago Press, 1944) Professor...
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To understand Winston Churchill’s policy of aid to Joseph Stalin, one must look back upon what it was that Britain and the free world faced prior to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union... Mr. Henry...
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For many college-age Americans today, World War II was largely a venture in hypocrisy, as a nation founded on segregation and illegal internments vaunted its bogus moral superiority... The World War II...
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Ostensibly about the Second World War, Foyle’s War actually concerns the war against the encroaching doom of the modern world... From time to time I am asked, “Father, how do you get so much done? You write books and...

When the second generation of Americans inherited the leadership of the republic, they must have felt, in equal measure, a mix of immense pride and a sense of dread... I often imagine how difficult it must have...

Abraham Lincoln was a conservative statesman on the intellectual model of Cicero. In his dignity there was no hubris; much, he knew, must be left to Providence... The Roman Republic was at the back of the minds of...

The fabric of a republic is fragile. What takes several centuries to build can be brought down in a matter of hours... The terribly fragile fabric of society has revealed itself all too frequently in...
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Despite his oft-quoted rhetoric of reconcilia­tion, Abraham Lincoln instituted a policy of total war, making certain that civilians suffered the cruelest deprivations. Because of him, the cemeteries of the nation were sown with 600,000 premature bodies... By way...
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William Porcher DuBose of South Carolina is not well known today, but in the early twentieth century, he achieved fame in America and abroad as an Episcopal theologian and author... William Porcher DuBose of South Carolina is...
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The challenge for the soldier at Christmas is to question his agency, and to reflect upon the birth of the Christ child as both the pronouncement of demise for those who intend to make war, and of salvation for those who suffer its symptoms...

Resistance to drafting was widespread in Revolutionary America. Almost all of this opposition to conscription came from Patriots... Farmers have never fared well by historians. As T.H. Breen has complained, farmers frequently have been falsely...