Tag Archives: DIM Hypothesis

Thoughts on the Political Violence in Charlottesville

The recent political violence in Charlottesville has left me angry and sad. The ideas inspiring the violence are symptomatic of a concerning shift in our culture not just in the US but throughout the West. The loss of life and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 3rd Quarter 2013

The following are the top 10 books for July – September 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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Chewing Obama’s Syria Speech, a DIM view

Let’s chew President Obama 9/10/2013 speech regarding his advocacy for a US military strike against Syria.  The transcript used is from The Washington Post.  I will interject my own commentary throughout our President’s text, which begins: My fellow Americans, tonight … Continue reading

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Question 10: What is the DIM Hypothesis?

I have been participating in a book group this year; we are reading Leonard Peikoff’s new book The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West are Going Out.  After having engaged is some rigorous chewing of the book with … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 2nd Quarter 2013

The following are the top 10 books for April – June 2013 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. A Turn for DeWurst by Sydney Kendall | Related post: A Turn for DeWurst, an alternative to the state of … Continue reading

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Understanding Terrorist Organizations and The DIM Hypothesis

Back in September 2001, I was taking a class titled “The Politics of the Middle East and North Africa,” which took an immediate unexpected significance following the 9-11 attacks.  Over the next couple years, on the topic of terrorism, I … Continue reading

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