Category Archives: History

Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 4th Quarter 2012

The following are the top 10 books for October – December 2012 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist by Tara Smith The Head of Athena (The Cyrus Skeen Series) by Edward … Continue reading

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Obama Recording Oval Office Conversations, Presidential Taping Continues

Like Nixon, LBJ, and Kennedy before him, President Obama has been recording Oval Office conversations.  In my judgment, this is a good practice and a credit to the President. Mark Bowden (author of Black Hawk Down  and The Finish: The … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 3rd Quarter 2012

The following are the top 10 books for July – September 2012 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by … Continue reading

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Early Greek Lawgivers

Yesterday, I started reading John David Lewis’ Early Greek Lawgivers, which is just 74 pages of awesomeness.  The table of contents includes: Approaching Greek Laws and Lawgivers Early Greek Order, Justice and Law The Lawgivers and his Laws Minos and … Continue reading

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The End of American Civil Society?

A piece that I wrote in early January 2009 seems especially relevant now that we have experienced more than three years of the Obama Administration and continued economic decline. The other night I was watching a heart rending story about … Continue reading

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