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  • The Deepest Source of Our Troubles

    12/03/2012 5:34:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 57 replies ^ | Dec 2, 2012 | Paul Rahe
    On Saturday, I touched on some of the sources of Mitt Romney's failure on 6 November, noting his almost willful alienation of Hispanic voters and his incompetence in executing a get-out-the-vote effort, but emphasizing, above all else, his decision -- most evident in his contentless acceptance speech at the Republican convention -- to eschew an appeal to first principles, to treat Barack Obama as a decent fellow with decent principles who is merely out of his depth, and to present himself to the voters as a more competent manager. Of necessity, in that post, I ignored aspects of the situation...
  • "Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty" Live Webcast Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Noon EST

    04/05/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/05/2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Hillsdale College First Principles on First Fridays lecture: “Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty” Funding for this month’s First Principles on First Fridays program has been provided by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation.Paul A. RaheCharles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale CollegeDownload the Flier.Tuesday, April 10, 201212:00 - 1:00 p.m.Please note that this month’s program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe - "Democrat Civil War: Time to Turn to the Capo di tutti Capi?"

    07/29/2010 8:35:50 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/29/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Something ominous is happening within the Democratic Party, and Barack Obama will soon have to start paying attention. For weeks now, James Carville has been railing against the Obama administration’s handling of the oil spill in the Gulf. On Tuesday, Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania, added further fuel to the flames by issuing a warning. If Obama did not start pulling troops out of Afghanistan in July, 2011 as promised, he predicted that there would be a political insurrection within the party and that the President might face a primary challenge. It is in no way surprising that the Republicans...
  • Civilization Revisited

    09/29/2009 9:54:19 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 345+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 29, 2009 | John Hendershot
    Civilization Revisited by: John Hendershot, September 29, 2009 The distance between Left and Right in America seems greater now than at any time during the past forty years, and we are waging a fierce debate over the size, scope, and role of government in our lives. Governments of all stripes fall due to corruption of both principles and people, and if ever there was a moment when we needed insight into the oracles of our Founding Fathers, it is now. Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689-1755), was a prolific author. He wrote a couple of...