Edmund Burke and Political Reform

Edmund Burke is the political thinker most central to shaping my own political views.  Regarded as the founder of modern conservatism, Burke was an odd mixture of idealistic philosopher and practical politician.  Although he presents his ideas in luminous prose,

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Military Mutiny Brewing in Iran?

When the Shah fell from power in 1979 it was after a year of strikes and demonstrations.  Revolutions in Iran tend to proceed at a stately pace.  After a stolen Presidential election in Iran in the late Spring, the Iranian

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A Coup in Iran?

Gary Sick provides a rundown of recent events, prompting the question: has their been a political coup in Iran?

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Life and Liberty

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternitie. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Often when we look upon these mottos of two of the three great revolutions, the French and the American (the third of course being the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia), we

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