Tag Archives: Leonard Peikoff

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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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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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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Independence Day Roundup

Below are some quotes, links, and videos related to Independence Day, which we can continue to celebrate through the weekend and every day. In words that resonate today, General George Washington‘s wrote on 7/2/1776, excerpted from general orders (HT: The … Continue reading

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