Free Men and Slaves

According to Plato’s Athenian Stranger, there are two sorts of doctors, corresponding to two sorts of patients. On each side, there are “slaves and free.” Slave doctors “acquire the art by following their master’s command,” “but not by following nature.” Generally, they are permitted to treat their fellow slaves. In doing so, the slave doctorContinue reading “Free Men and Slaves”

It Takes a (Certain Kind of) Village

One of the advantages socialists have these days is the poverty of our political culture, especially as it pertains to our (lack of) understanding of the rights they are in the process of stripping from us. Those nobly seeking to escape the servitude into which we are rapidly slipping, drawing from a conceptual toolbox withinContinue reading “It Takes a (Certain Kind of) Village”

Homeland Restoration

Angelo Codevilla asks the vital if perplexing question of how to restore a republic when a sizable portion of its members has no desire to govern itself. In one of his many astute formulations, Codevilla notes that, although the “bipartisan ruling class that controls nearly all our institutions” constitutes a tiny minority of the populace,Continue reading “Homeland Restoration”

Freedom in Action

Whenever someone contemplates reality in pure pursuit of knowledge and without regard for immediate practical purposes; Whenever someone, oblivious of possible usefulness, disadvantages, danger, or even death, is able to say, “So it is; this is the truth!” (e.g. “The Emperor has no clothes!”)— Then we witness, in an eminent degree, human freedom in action.Continue reading “Freedom in Action”

The Revolution We Need

It does my heart glad to read about this miniature, contested, but powerful restoration of freedom and sanity in the town of Vail, Arizona. When the school board announced that it would continue to impose masking on the hapless children of this community of 10,000 souls, the parents rose up in a rebellion described byContinue reading “The Revolution We Need”

Taking a Beating for the Truth

Locking down Florida last year was a “huge mistake,” for which the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, is to blame. The same goes for most states in the Union, of course. There are differences, however. DeSantis was among the first of the lockdown governors to implement a phased reopening, making him a continual target of desperateContinue reading “Taking a Beating for the Truth”

Asking Questions

I appreciate Ohio Representative Jim Jordan’s exposure of the arbitrary nature of the repressive policies currently foisted upon the American people in the name of “public health.” In this exchange, Representative Jordan stumps Dr. Anthony Fauci by asking when, and on what objective basis, Americans can expect to get our liberty back: As we canContinue reading “Asking Questions”

Terrifying Drivel

In 1933, Josef Pieper, assistant in a sociological research institute, published a brief treatise, “formulated in the requisite scientific jargon,” patiently identifying and correcting major blind spots of eminent experts in the field. Very soon, Pieper was to leave behind the jargon, and the field itself. Many decades later, however, he was inspired to revisitContinue reading “Terrifying Drivel”