A Pax Americana or A Republic If You Can Keep It?

By Cynthia Chung “Fortune thus blinds the minds of men when she does not wish them to resist her power.” – Livy It seems quite evident to many that the United States has been consumed by the same ambition and thus fate with that of the Roman Empire. That one of the most notorious periods…

Jonathan Swift’s Cultural War in London: The Scriblerus Club Revisited

What are the historic forces moving events on today’s world stage? Turbulent storms shake the foundations of the American republic as the world waits with bated breath to see if a nation restored to its better traditions of friendship and cooperation arises or if a system of empire and war dominates. In this presentation delivered…

How to Save a Republic Part Two: Lincoln and the Greenbacks

By Matthew Ehret In my last paper I introduced the figure of Alexander Hamilton (first Treasury Secretary and founder of the American System of political economy). I reviewed how America was saved from an early dismemberment in the early years of chaos after 1783’s Peace of Paris which finally ended the war with Britain but left…

The Art of War in the 21st Century

By Cynthia Chung Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is one of the most influential books written on military strategy and philosophy. This is not confined to just Asians but Europeans and Americans alike have attempted to study The Art of War hoping its wisdom would be revealed to them. However, it is clear with…

How to Conquer Tyranny: A Lesson from Plato

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Plato’s Letter VII Plato to Dion’s associates and friends wishes well-doing. You write to me that I must consider your views the same as those of Dion, and you urge me to aid your cause so far as I can…

Augustine, the Nature of Infinity and Humanity’s Quest Into Space

By Bob Arnold The theologian and philosopher Saint Augustine (354-430 AD) was one of those rare historical personages who successfully grappled with the issues of the nature of infinity: the so-called ontological paradox. What has this to do with humanity’s current quest to colonize space? I hope to convince you that the life and writings…