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Martin Luther: Here I Stand

Here I stand; I can do no otherwise. God help me. Amen! Martin Luther

Liberty and Responsibility are Inseparable

Daily Dabble in the Classics, F.A. Hayek Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also...

The First of the Three Spirits

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Stave 2 - The First of the Three Spirits When Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that looking out of...

Outwitted, by Edwin Markham

AMERICANIST: INSPIRATIONAL POETRY He drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew...

Adam Smith: Free Private Enterprise Vs. The Folly of Human Laws

FREE ENTERPRISE ZONE: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES 1776 The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security...

The World of Universals: Logical Universals – Predicables

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Logical Universals: Predicables The logical universal expresses the nature common to many, precisely as it is applicable to many. Our intellect considers the...

The Ethics of Enough

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Who has not said or heard someone else say "Enough is enough"? The statement is a tautology and, as such,...

Four Problems with Physician-Assisted Suicide

RYAN T. ANDERSON, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Hippocratic Oath proclaims: “I will keep from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug...

John Locke: Philosopher of Freedom and Natural Rights

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. It is an undisputed fact of history that the gems of the American Declaration of Independence are contained in the writings of...

Longfellow: Courtship of Miles Standish, Part I

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW The Courtship of Miles Standish I. Miles Standish IN the Old Colony days, in Plymouth the land of...

Aquinas: On Just War

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the...

Plato: Extreme Liberty and the Road to Tyranny

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, PLATO Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most...