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Thought For the Day: Declining Civilizations Are Marked With A Tendency Toward Uniformity and Standardization

“Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” – Arnold Toynbee, historian (14 Apr 1889-1975)    

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First Principles: Universal Ignorance and Lack of Virtue Will Sink This Nation Faster Than Any Foreign Invader

“No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Mankind Is More Often Conquered By Fear and Ignorance Than War

“The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion … Continue reading

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First Principles: Political Conversion Is Best Done Through Persuasion

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, 1787 Federalist No. 1 may be read … Continue reading

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