Skip to comments.W. Cleon Skousen : A Giant Has Died
Posted on 01/14/2006 6:03:53 PM PST by logician2u
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Most conservatives over the age of 40 do, though, and many of us have the utmost respect for him as one of those who kept the flame alive during the darkest years of the '60s when this country's intellectuals were preaching a "merger" between capitalism as practiced in the West and Communism as practiced in the Soviet Union and China. Skousen and a handful of others held fast to the idea that the United States of American was special and should never compromise its ideals of freedom and individual rights, no matter what the rest of the world thought. He sincerely believed that our Constitution was divinely inspired, and that our success as a nation can be attributed to the blessings the Creator bestowed on the Founders as men of wisdom.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
How can anything like this compete with a football game?
Can there be any doubt that those goals are a lot closer to being achieved today than they were in 1963?
The irony, of course, is that the only communists left to celebrate their victory are in Cuba, North Korea and on a bunch of university campuses.
I was fortunate enough to have met him, He was a friend of my fathers and I took a class from him at college. He and my father were both with the Bureau. He was a very good man.
I'm embarrassed to admit I've never heard of him. But that will be remedied shortly. If he was the warrior this encomium presents, he deserves his own niche in the conservative pantheon.
What class did he teach that you took? He was an authority on so many subjects, it could have been about anythinng connected with American history, criminology, the Bible, political sciece.
And I agree he was a very good man. I met him once, too, when I was still in high school.
I've got one or two of his books,He was a giant.
I was surprised to read he was born in Alberta. I wonder if the Canadians claim him or if the family still has any ties there.
We'll have to check the next couple issues of The Weekly Standard and National Review and see how the neos treat his passing. I'm not holding my breath.
What say you, Alberta's Child? Have you read Skousen? Does he have family still in Canada?
Thanks for the notice. I have numerous tapes of many of his speeches, and never tire of listening. "The Making of America" his book dedicated to the Founding Fathers is a much read study of the Constitution of the United States of America that resides on one of my bookshelves as well as the Thousand Years series. I don't think I know of anyone quite like him. A speaker and writer, I have respected for years.
Sad ping. I know he was a FRiend of yours.
RIP to a wonderful patriot, with many thanks for his brilliant writings. I attribute my awakening to several of his books which I eagerly read back in the "old days."
He was truly a trailblazer and well ahead of his time!
(BTW, if you have any sons read "So You Want to Raise a Boy." I highly recommend it. Little boys have been under attack since the '60's and he was one of the rare people who predicted the trend.)
Oh, there's still a few in various State Legislatures and the House of Representatives.
"I have numerous tapes of many of his speeches, and never tire of listening."
Are there copies of those tapes available for sale somewhere? Some are probably in the Congressional Record, are there others?
It was a religion class, on the Bible
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