Tag Archives: Aristotle

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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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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Not an Emergency, but a Suicide Attempt

Are our current economic problems an emergency?  Politicians in both parties have said so and claimed that we have to abandon principles, act for the sake of action, and when those actions fail we must blindly act again. In The … Continue reading

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The Last Goode Democrat

As a junior in High School, I thought that it was dishonest that my government teacher in public school failed to disclose her political affiliation; she was a Democrat, but was never honest enough to tell us students…but we knew. … Continue reading

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The Cult of Thrasymachus

In Plato’s Republic Socrates rhetorically dispatches the political doctrine of Thrasymachus, who asserted that justice is what is good for the strong.  Today, Thrasymachus’ thesis animates President Obama’s agenda and the very notion of American democracy.  Instead of Plato’s idealistic … Continue reading

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