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Why Capitalism Is NOT a Substitute For republicanism

Mandeville, LA - On today's show I mention this wonderful post of a speech Dr. Russel Kirk gave in 1988. After reading this piece I was moved to take the task of promoting this work because it says everything about modern conservatism (which is a misnomer now see here) and why it is doomed to fail with reverting to "small is beautiful conservation." Thanks to Winston Elliot III and The […]

todaySeptember 2, 2013 41

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Happy Birthday John C. Calhoun!

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - John C. Calhoun was born on this day in the state of South Carolina. He was an achieved and accomplished man and, politically, they would be the envy of men today. He was not only a statesman but he was also a great political thinker, which there were several around that time, but what separated him was his virtuous behavior and his […]

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Getting Men Back as Household Leaders is the MOST Important Thing

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - We used to have men of arts and letters and that’s what they were known for. Today we have demagogues that yell and scream and holler and hurl names and insist we look at the world through that sort of a jaded lens, that there is only right and wrong in the human realm, that there doesn’t seem to be a right and wrong […]

todayDecember 25, 2012 21

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Zmirak: Don’t Give in to Dead Murderers Wishes, You Grant Them Posthumous Victory

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - In regards to the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, people trying to attach meaning to these things, we talked about yesterday, sometimes there is no meaning. If there is meaning, the meaning is probably obvious. They’re evil men that desire to do evil things because they haven’t either been taught or they have rejected that evil is to be avoided and evil is to be minimized, […]

todayDecember 19, 2012 1

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Roepke: Property Ownership Most Important in Capitalism

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - There’s another great story at The Imaginative Conservative website about Wilhelm Roepke, the great Austrian economist and the kind of economics we ought to be talking about. We’re having this big, vainglorious discussion about the merits of Republican central economic planning versus the merits of Democrat central economic planning. They’re both central economic planners. As Governor Romney exhibited at VMI, yes, we’ll spread free […]

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When Freidrich Met Russell – The Famous “Conservative” vs “Liberal” Essay by Hayek

Mandeville, LA - In response to many requests by readers for a posting of Freidrich Hayek's "response" to Russell Kirk's "Chirping Sectaries" essay, here is the Hayek post in its entirety. I will post more of a narrative and response after reading this work in its entirety. Why I Am Not a Conservative By Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek In The Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, […]

todayAugust 20, 2012 1

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Why Everything is NOT Economics… Mike Channels Kirk and Roepke

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - When you talk about humane economy, this is where you maybe consider that there are human and humane effects to all this economic gobbledygook that we’re all besieged and heaped upon us every day, like you just heard.  Roepke had recounted a story where he had met the great Ludwig von Mises.  This is all in the theme here of not everything is economic.  […]

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