Category Archives: History

The Objectivist Conference (OCON) and Ideas for Living Life on Earth

In Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, the world’s hidden producers gathered for one month each summer and in part they traded the intellectual products that they had produced during the prior year. Similarly, Objectivists (those who study and apply Ayn … Continue reading

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Reason and Rights Republicans? To Be or Not To Be; That is the Question

Recently, Ari Armstrong recommended joining the Republican Party as a Reason and Rights Republican, which he called the ONLY solution for participation in party politics.  Armstrong is a serious thinker and experienced political activist. However, Selfish Citizenship disagrees with his … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 1st Quarter 2013

The following are the top 10 books for January – March 2013 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope by John A. … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: An Administration Not on the Same Page

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general.  However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: Unprincipled Policies Lead to Serial SNAFUs

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general. However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: Allies as Liabilities

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general.  However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: The Problem of Inferior Leaders

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general.  However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: Six Lessons for Today

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general.  However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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How to Learn American History

Historian H.W. Brands wished to write an extensive multi-volume history of the United States.  However, publishers bulked that it would not sell, so Brands came up with a plan to do what he wanted while satisfying the publisher’s preference for … Continue reading

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The Occupation Issue and the Middle East

Let us get serious for a moment and discuss the Occupation that is destabilizing the Middle East. Since 1925, the House of Saud has been occupying the Hijaz, which is the region that includes the Islamic holy sites in Mecca … Continue reading

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