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Manufacturing is the basis of a productive national economy

In the words of German economist Friedrich List who stressed the imperative need of maintaining production and manufacturing as the backbone of a productive national economy: “The causes of wealth are something totally different from wealth itself. . . The power of producing wealth is therefore infinitely more important than wealth itself; it insures not […]

Living in the shadow of a literal genius impacted my life, & taught me about the virtues of hard work, humility, personal growth, & perseverance.

My father for lack of any better term was a genius in his heyday, a top-of-the-class summa cum laude graduate of virtually every academic institution he attended from high school to his undergraduate alma mater to the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, […]

Optimism is the liberal coolant; conservatives are realists, skeptical of utopian promises

“Hysterical optimism will prevail until the world again admits the existence of tragedy, and it cannot admit the existence of tragedy until it again distinguishes between good and evil. . . Hysterical optimism as a sin against knowledge.” ―Richard M. Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences

The Authority of God’s Word Endures in Spite of Sinful Man

“The collapse in evangelical doctrinal consensus is intimately related to the collapse in the understanding of, and role assigned to, Scripture as God’s Word spoken within the church.” ―Carl R. Trueman, Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, p. 98 The Apostle Paul under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, authoritatively avowed the veracity and divine inspiration […]

Politics of the Round Table

“The gap between medieval Christianity’s ruling principle and everyday life is the great pitfall of the Middle Ages. It is the problem that runs through Gibbon’s history, which he dealt with by a delicately malicious levity, pricking at every turn what seemed to him the hypocrisy of the Christian ideal as opposed to natural human […]

The Survival of the United States are integral to the survival of Western Civilization

“The survival of the West depends on Americans reaffirming their Western identity and Westerners accepting their civilization as unique not universal and uniting to renew and preserve it against challenges from non-Western societies.” ―Samuel Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order       Europe is at a crossroads and it […]

The sacrosanct character of labor and industry

      Historically Christendom ascribed a certain nobility of character to man’s exercise of work and vocation, equating the diligence attendant to work, and vocation with essential character formation. Though toil was part of the original curse upon man after his fall referenced in Genesis 3:9, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou […]