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The Atheist Conservative shows why secular conservatism continues to be an irrelevant and impotent force in American politics

Summary: Looking at the margins of a political movement often reveals much about its core, as people on the extremes display traits the mainstream conceals. For example, Marxists show many unexamined values held by Liberals. Today FM website author Joe Bonham looks at atheist conservatives, a group in the larger conservative movement that shows interesting …

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The difference between Christianity & Libertarianism marks a line between America & the New America

Summary:  Recently the FM website has focused on the evolution of the America-that-Once-Was into the New America, and the propaganda that drives it. One of the great oddities of this is that we radically change, yet remain unaware of the change. Today we look at one example: Libertarianism, the anti-Christianity — so popular among Christian conservatives. “But …

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Choose your team: our election is a conflict between long-dead philosophers

Summary: Philosophy has always been a driver of social and political evolution in western civilization. Especially at inflection points, like today. Here we look at two formerly obscure philosophers who have been brought to life by the unassailable power of money. Their theories both fight for the soul of the Republican Party. On another day …

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What would a gold-backed currency do to America?

Summary:  The history of gold-based currencies, from Newton to the Great Depression, warns us that they are no panacea. If not carefully structured they can destroy an economy in extremis by preventing radical monetary easing.  This is part two of two looking at gold-based monetary systems, the theory and the history. See part one here. …

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Awesome reading for your weekend

Summary:  The Internet need not be an instrument promoting ignorance and prejudice.  On it are gems, brilliant and insightful.  Here are some for your weekend reading.   All about topics often discussed on this website; links to related posts follow each excerpt. Contents “The War Addicts – 2016 and Then Some“, Tom Engelhardt, 30 September 2010 “What …

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