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Millennial Becomes Unhinged After Boss Corrects Her Spelling of “Hamster”

BY SELWYN DUKE Being simultaneously comical and tragic, perhaps nothing reflects our descent into Idiocracy more than millennials who’ll insist their misspellings of words are...

El Paso: The Real Root Causes of Mass Shootings

BY SELWYN DUKE In the El Paso shooting’s wake, evident is the same wash-rinse-repeat pattern. There are the inevitable calls for gun control by demagogues...

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST When Benjamin Franklin introduced his grandson to Voltaire shortly before the latter’s death in 1778, that great opponent of the Catholic...

Part 5: The Virtue of Fortitude, Counterfeit Courage, Virtues Associated with Fortitude, Patience and...

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART FIVE The Virtue of Fortitude Counterfeit Courage ...

Part 2: Is there an Ultimate End for Human Action?

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART TWO Is there an Ultimate End for Human Action? ...

Divided We Stand: A Traditionalist Manifesto

BY SELWYN DUKE Conservatives are generally very nice people — who never saw a culture war they couldn’t lose. That is to say, we often...

Why “Equality” Must Die – Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an...

Why "Equality" Must Die – Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an...

The Deterministic Free Will of Daniel C. Dennett

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III One of the greatest philosophical dilemmas posed by the development of the modern scientific view of the world concerns the...

Was Nietzsche Right About the Real Objectives of Socialism?

BY JACK KERWICK When I was a teenager, there was a guy from my old neighborhood who had developed an addiction to crack cocaine. Given...

On Angels and Demons—Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE When actor and director Mel Gibson was asked some years ago about certain difficulties he had when making his film The Passion...