Tag Archives: politics

We’re all to Blame

The 2008 financial crisis was felt globally.  Prior to the crisis, for years, stock prices and real estate values had climbed.  This was due because of complex investments that were backed by mortgages whose value dropped. This contributed to a … Continue reading

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The American Cave Dweller

In Plato’s Republic, he saw democratic citizens as chained prisoners in a cave. The only existence the prisoners have known was the life in the cave. These prisoners can only look forward. In front of them are figured shadows that … Continue reading

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America In Action

Advanced warning: this one is much longer than the 1,000 word limit.  On Monday a student asked me what I thought of the government shutdown, and I had to embarrassingly admit that I had no idea what he was talking … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Evil

“In the year 6681 of the World and in that of 1482 since the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the most serene, the most excellent and potent prince, King Joao II  of Portugal did order this land to be … Continue reading

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Language and Power

Logan’s last post, which, alas, makes me feel embarrassed about my own ignorance of the political system, ended with a really great point that just happened to sync up with some more of my reading as I re-familiarized myself with … Continue reading

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Ignorance or Freedom?

Robert Maranto University of Arkansas Just the Facts Ma’am (and a Few Stories): What We Need in Civic Education More high school seniors identified Germany, Japan or Italy as U.S. allies in World War II than identified the Soviet Union. · Two-thirds … Continue reading

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The Great Divorce: Between Christians, Politics, and the Gospel

I agree that a big government does not build relationships. This is bad when your government is a representative democracy.  Civic participation is vital in keeping a vibrant commitment to American life.  However, given what I am about write, I … Continue reading

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