Western Thought

Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies

BY SELWYN DUKE Western civilization lied and people died. It lied, that is, to itself. I am referring to Iraq, but not to the hapless George...

Xenophon—Œconomick: I

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. We agreed in the first Place, said Socrates, that Oeconomy is the...

Jim Bludso, of the Prairie Queen

Jim Bludso, Of the Prairie Belle. (Pike County Ballads.) ————— WALL, no! I can’t tell whar he lives, Because he don’t live, you see: Leastways, he’s got out of...

A Fable: The Ass and His Master

The ASS and His OLD MASTER. ————— UPON a Change of Government in any State, the poorer Sort change only the Name of their Master. The...

Light Shining out of Darkness

Light Shining Out of Darkness. ————— GOD moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the...