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Why Democracies Fail

Why Democracies Fail

  You can never have a revolution to establish a democracy.  You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. —G. K. Chesterton, “The Wind and the Trees” (1909)   To an ancient Greek, “democracy” was inseparable from ...

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Is Living Off The Grid Selfish?

Is Living Off The Grid Selfish?

When the managing director of an Australian power company last fall suggested that those who leave the electric grid and rely on solar power exclusively are “greedy and selfish,” a fair amount of off-the-grid enthusiasts balked. Paul Adams, managing director ...

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A Republic, If You Can Keep It

A Republic, If You Can Keep It

“But between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.” —John Marshall, Life of Washington (1805) “At no time, at no place, in solemn convention assembled, through no chosen agents, have the American ...

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