Tag Archives: Founding Fathers

Top 10 Selfish Reads for 2012

The following are the top 10 books for 2012 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) by James M. McPherson Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand … Continue reading

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On Foreign Policy, American Founders vs. Ron Paul

It has been asserted that Ron Paul’s foreign policy is consistent with that of our Founders.  Let me list some of the actual foreign policies of the early American government so that supporters of Paul can reconsider whether he is … Continue reading

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Great Falls, George Washington Conquered Nature In Pursuit of Profit

Recently, I took a trip to Great Falls National Park to enjoy a walk. Surrounded by enclaves of expensive homes, the park is a virtual wilderness area protected from development by the federal government. Residential development of this site would … 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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