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Defensive Gun Use is Common

Defensive gun usage (DGU) is about 30 times as common as the commonly cited NCVS figure. You’ll often hear that there are 70,00 DGU per year. Gary Kleck┬áchallenged that claim as far back as twenty years ago. Now we see … Continue reading

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Of Course It’s Unnatural

Jonah Goldberg argues that the healthy, modern civilization is unnatural, not far from Hobbes’s assertion that the natural life is nasty, brutish and short. Civilization is unnatural and corruption, like rust, is what naturally happens to every good institution. Something … Continue reading

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The Story of Kwanzaa

The history of Kwanzaa: a tradition almost as old as the Charlie Brown Christmas Special with a following almost as authentic the trees he didn’t buy.

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The Sage: Romantic and Realist

Mohandas Gandhi was the saint of India, renown the world over, especially in England. He is hailed as the father of India, guiding her to independence* through his strategy of “ahimsa” or nonviolence. In so doing, any number of people, … Continue reading

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Why The Bomb

In 2000,the US military again produced purple hearts. Until then there was no need. Enough were produced in anticipation of the land invasion of Japan to last half a century.      

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