History (page 6)

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    National Review editor calls the Bible ‘our national book’

    Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online why he believes the fundamental American book is one that predates the nation. We rightly revere the Declaration and the Constitution, and study their influence on America, but we shouldn’t slight the absolutely indispensable influence of another document on our history…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2019
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    Musing about alternate Americas

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online muses about the way America would have evolved if another great European power had colonized it. Our cultural nation was extremely important at the outset, and remains so today. At the time of the Revolution, the colonists were 80 percent British and…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2019
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    N.C. Supreme Court allows Blackbeard fight to continue

    In a 5-2 ruling, the N.C. Supreme Court is allowing portions of a Blackbeard-related lawsuit to proceed against state government. The suit involves a contractual dispute over media rights linked to recovery and use of artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, as well as search permits for an…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Assaulting a referee can carry a more serious criminal penalty than assaulting your neighbor. That’s one of the quirks of N.C. law that could be addressed by an ongoing criminal law reform project. Mike Schietzelt discusses the progress of that project for the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    The Legacy of John Locke, August 28, 1632 to October 28, 1704

     “John Locke is the most influential philosopher of modern times. Locke’s importance reaches far beyond the limits of what has since his time become recognized as the professional discipline of philosophy. His influence in the history of thought, on the way we think about ourselves and our relations to the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 28, 2019
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    What the governor’s advisory council on film incentives really should do

    What should such an advisory council do? Preferably, play the role of servus publicus and keep reminding the governor, "Hominem te esse memento!" That is: Remember that you're mortal man.
    Jon Sanders, October 25, 2019
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    LeBron James is no Ted Williams

    My grandfather idolized Ted Williams. Thus I’m sure he would enjoy Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online. The NBA season begins this week, in the wake of the league’s disgrace kowtowing to the regime in Beijing, in pursuit of an extra increment of revenue. LeBron James…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019
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    Learning lessons from nations that rejected socialism

    Lee Edwards writes for National Review Online about nations that tried socialism and found it wanting. Socialists are fond of saying that socialism has never failed because it has never been tried. But in truth, socialism has failed in every country in which it has been tried, from…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019