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The Truth About Conspiracy Theories

The Truth About Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy and writing about conspiracy seems to be one of mankind’s major activities. —Neal Wilgus, The Illuminoids (1978) A conspiracy has power to the degree that it speaks to the prevailing beliefs and hopes of the day. —Rousas J. Rushdoony, ...

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The Limits of Political Office

The Limits of Political Office

Every revolution needs slogans.  Here is mine:  politics fourth. —Gary North, Political Polytheism (1989) Real change has to start with the culture.  All we can do on Capitol Hill is try to find ways government can nurture healthy cultural trends. ...

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Praying For A Miracle In 2013

Praying For A Miracle In 2013

I prayed and God started the airplane motors.  This is prayer, this is what it is supposed to be. —Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City (1969) Thus, Christian faith is a religion primarily of submission, not of stimulation.  —James Jordan, ...

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Comfort And Joy

Editor’s Note: As many readers originally noted how they enjoyed this article, we are reposting this piece from 2011. Let us never forget the true meaning of the season. Have a very merry Christmas! He comes to make His blessings ...

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Jezebel: Painted Politician And Pluralist

Jezebel: Painted Politician And Pluralist

In a moment of irritation I insisted that the historic Jezebel was not particularly wicked and was, if anything, a good wife. —Elijah Baley in Isaac Asimov’s Caves of Steel (1954) She was a powerful, complex woman whose courage and ...

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The Idol State: Then and Now

The Idol State: Then and Now

The idol state uses the language of compassion because its intention is a messianic one.  It finds the masses harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd, needing a savior. —Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction (1983) …Man’s nature, so to ...

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Absalom: Portrait Of A Broken Home

Absalom: Portrait Of A Broken Home

…A guilty man is less independent and less confident in making a stand in terms of his rightful authority and responsibility. —Rousas J. Rushdoony, Foundations of Social Order (1972) Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.  —William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ...

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