Month: October 2013

Franz II

If you want to see a Catholic historian implement some of Franz Oppenheimer’s findings (purposefully, I don’t know), check out Christopher Dawson’s essay, “Warrior Peoples and the Decline of …

Humorous

H.I.F. More late night The Jonas Brothers have broken up. The music industry is in mourning. It’s kind of like when the Beatles announced they were breaking up — …

The Man

Uncommon Valor Heroes are made every day: “Six adults and two young children were inside watching television when the room began filling with smoke. After the children were rescued …

Humorous

H.I.F. Good late night According to a new report, more than 700 fake Obamacare websites have been created. Security experts say it’s simple to identify the phony sites because …

Franz

I’ve never really understood the appeal of Franz Oppenheimer’s The State, yet it is the seminal work of the political worldview I adhere to: the State constitutes a class …

Interesting

H.I.F. Apparently no one read new health law very carefully. In two spots, it says tax credits are available for people who buy insurance “through an exchange established by …

Frustrating

H.I.F. The insightful Arnold Kling breaks down the Obamacare website. The debacle borders on the scary: “This is not a technical screw-up, and it will not be fixed by …

Friday

BYCU A long-time TDE reader sends along this great anecdote about fin de siècle medicine. “Peptonized Port was helpful for ‘people who are nervous, cannot stand noise, start at …