Societal Leadership

When Fools Rule and Civilizations End

When Fools Rule and Civilizations End: What Will Come After?

It’s an old story; one told by the history books for those with time and desire to read. When there is no longer a transcendent purpose in the hearts and minds of the average citizen, those who make it to the top are generally not the best nor the brightest but either the most cunning or the most easily controlled by the power behind the throne.[i] Even in the ancient Roman world this was true […]

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American Nationalism: Was Ozzy Right?

American Nationalism: Was Ozzy Right?

American Nationalism: Was Ozzy right? [i] The problem with “nationalism” is that it has the tendency to project itself beyond historic boundaries, both morally and politically.[ii] Indeed, the very thing the State insists it will protect the people from – danger – it ends up precipitating in an ironic quest for power and control.[iii] This is an old process used again and again throughout history. In ancient Greece a man named Plato wrote of this very tendency in his

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Societal Leadership Today And Hopefully Tomorrow

Societal Leadership Today and Hopefully Tomorrow

I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. William F. Buckley, Jr.[i]  One only has to look at the current elites of society, both political and cultural, to see people who have gained their position for perhaps no other reason than that they are rich, famous, and/or beautiful,[ii] rather

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