Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Events this Summer

The Abbeville Institute has a tradition of an annual summer school. This upcoming summer the institute is holding a summer school on the Southern tradition and the renewal of America. The summer school runs from July 12 through 17. It takes place in Seabrook Island, South Carolina. More information can be found here.

The Mises Institute also hosts its annual Mises University July 24 through 30.

We also have an event in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the annual FreedomFest by Dr. Mark Skousen. This year it takes place at Planet Hollywood, as it has since 2013. It is scheduled to run July 13 through 16. One of the most interesting elements at this year's FreedomFest is a mock trial on global warming.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Russian Summer Ball 2016

The details of the London Russian Summer Ball for 2016 have been released. It's the 21th annual ball in the series. It will take place on Saturday June 11th.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Day

We're supposed to be celebrating socialism and trade unions...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Quote of the Month

Says Mr. Donald John Trump:

We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad. It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.

We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed.
(transcript via the New York Times)


Friday, April 22, 2016

The Author of Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote
Four centuries ago today, the author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, passed away.

It is telling that Google today celebrates the so-called Earth Day instead of one of Western civilization's greatest writers.

Google: Earth Day 2016

In Don Quixote, Cervantes makes fun of "fighting against windmills." But I say, if the issue is important enough, pound away at those windmills. Eventually, they may break.

Remember what Dale Carnegie once said:

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Demise of the League of Nations

Yann Forget: The Palace of Nations70 years ago today, the League of Nations was liquidated, although another organization took over as successor in this Wilsonian World Order.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Piet Hein Passing at 20

André Savik: Piet Hein (Kumbel) in front of the H.C. Andersen statue in CopenhagenTwo decades ago today, Piet Hein passed away. Amongst his intellectual production is:

When two share a responsibility, there is at most 1 percent [of it] to each.
Does that remind anyone of modern democracy?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Santelli and Schiff

More from Schiff and an opponent:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Quote of the Month (March)

Over at LewRockwell.com, writes Prof. Paul E. Gottdried:

Among the replacement religions for a weakened Christianity in the West, the most insidious may be the worship of “democracy.“


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Poll Results: What Is Modern Democracy?

Tyrannosaurus Rex
The results for the poll asking “[w]hat is modern democracy,” ending on midnight between March and April, are as follows:

Total votes: 15.
  • tyrannical: 13 (86%)
  • earthly heaven of freedom: 2 (13%)
A new poll will be up soon.