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The Neo-Cons’ Suicidal War Fixation

Barry Goldwater lost the 1964 presidential election because Americans thought he was going to get us all nuked. His slogan “In your heart you know he’s right” was countered by “In your guts, you know he’s nuts.” Todays Neo-Cons make Barry Goldwater look like Gandhi. Francis Fukuyama wrote The End of History in 1992 and … Continue reading

How Fossilized Conservatism Destroys Nations

Some ideas keep cropping up over and over and (not surprisingly) when implemented produce the same results. In a recent post about Plato’s Neo-Con Republic, I thought I had traced the historic source of Neo-conservatism philosophy to 400 BC but I now confess I was wrong. It is much, much older than that. First, what … Continue reading

Politics and Morality: Plato’s Neo-Con Republic

Who cares what Plato had to say about government? We all should, because Leo Strauss was an admirer of Plato and the neo-conservatives are followers of Strauss. Plato’s Republic is as contemporary as today’s headlines. Plato was a smart, rich hunk of a man whose real name was Aristocles; “Plato” was a nickname referring to … Continue reading