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  An American Manifesto
Tuesday October 21, 2014 
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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

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Articles

 

Real Clear Politics

    Wal-Mart Wins a Battle, but the War Continues
     Real Clear Politics, 7/25/2006

    "You Must Suggest An Alternative"
     Real Clear Politics, 5/17/2006

    Competence vs. Manliness
     Real Clear Politics, 3/27/2006


The American Thinker
Articles from December 2004 to present

    The Home Equity Partnership
     The American Thinker, 2/27/2008

    Reviewing Obama's Blueprint for Change
     The American Thinker, 2/20/2008

    A Budget Valentine
     The American Thinker, 2/12/2008

    The Liberals' Mommy Fascism
     The American Thinker, 1/29/2008

    So's Your Old Man
     The American Thinker, 1/24/2008

    Does Big Government Help Women?
     The American Thinker, 1/17/2008

    Man of the Year: President Bush
     The American Thinker, 12/31/2007

    After Clinton/Obama, Woman-friendly Conservatism
     The American Thinker, 12/19/2007

    The Wages of Appeasement
     The American Thinker, 12/11/2007

    Things You Are Not Allowed to Say
     The American Thinker, 12/4/2007

    Liberals Aren't All Alike
     The American Thinker, 11/23/2007

    Let's Steal Some Ideas from the Left
     The American Thinker, 11/15/2007

    Sacrifice and S-CHIP
     The American Thinker, 11/6/2007

    The End of Socialized Medicine?
     The American Thinker, 10/31/2007

    Should Conservatives Show That 'We Care?'
     The American Thinker, 10/24/2007

    Fear is the Missing Ingredient in Government Schools
     The American Thinker, 10/16/2007

    Let's Talk
     The American Thinker, 10/10/2007

    Clintons, Baby Bonds, and Dropouts
     The American Thinker, 10/2/2007

    That Bush 'Strategery'
     The American Thinker, 9/19/2007

    Women are Fickle, You Say?
     The American Thinker, 9/13/2007

    Labor and Leisure
     The American Thinker, 9/4/2007

    Failing Schools
     The American Thinker, 8/28/2007

    After Rove There's Work to Be Done
     The American Thinker, 8/21/2007

    The World of 'They're Just Kids'
     The American Thinker, 8/12/2007

    The Real Long War
     The American Thinker, 7/31/2007

    The Rising Tide of Education Subsidy
     The American Thinker, 7/25/2007

    The Fairness Doctrine Engine Starter
     The American Thinker, 7/17/2007

    Earth to Michael Moore: Government is Force
     The American Thinker, 7/12/2007

    Victory in the Senate. Now Fix the Broken Society
     The American Thinker, 7/2/2007

    Conservative NextGen
     The American Thinker, 6/28/2007

    How to Accomplish Education Reform
     The American Thinker, 6/20/2007

    Should Have Known?
     The American Thinker, 6/14/2007

    Who's Alone, Senator Clinton?
     The American Thinker, 6/5/2007

    Immigration: Mend It Not Rend It
     The American Thinker, 5/29/2007

    The Legacy of Jerry Falwell
     The American Thinker, 5/21/2007

    After Blair: Tories Mumble about Welfare State Reform
     The American Thinker, 5/17/2007

    Seizing the Moral High Ground for Reform
     The American Thinker, 5/8/2007

    Scarred for Life
     The American Thinker, 5/3/2007

    The Supreme Court Turns the Ratchet
     The American Thinker, 4/10/2007

    Pity A Poor Democrat
     The American Thinker, 4/4/2007

    Young Democrats Just Don't Get It
     The American Thinker, 3/27/2007

    The Sub-Prime Blame Game
     The American Thinker, 3/18/2007

    Democrats Say We're too Patriotic!
     The American Thinker, 3/7/2007

    The Fight Against Sprawl
     The American Thinker, 2/28/2007

    Manufacturing Failure
     The American Thinker, 2/14/2007

    Renewing the Conservative Narrative
     The American Thinker, 2/6/2007

    Public Education and the Liberal Way of Conflict
     The American Thinker, 2/1/2007

    Reality TV Conducts a Seminar on Racism
     The American Thinker, 1/26/2007

    The 100 Hours of Democratic Superstition>
     The American Thinker, 1/9/2007

    The Heedless People Who Didnt Care About Michael Oher
     The American Thinker, 1/5/2007

    Yet Another Report on the Education Crisis
     The American Thinker, 12/28/2006

    God Rest Ye Merry Bureaucrats
     The American Thinker, 12/19/2006

    What Did Senator-elect Jim Webb Mean?
     The American Thinker, 12/05/2006

    It's Not the Spending, Stupid
     The American Thinker, 11/28/2006

    It Ain't Gonna Be "Neat and Tidy"
     The American Thinker, 11/15/2006

    Euro-Humanity Upon The Wane
     The American Thinker, 10/29/2006

    The Synergy of Harry Reid
     The American Thinker, 10/16/2006

    The Foley Flap and the Honor Wars
     The American Thinker, 10/9/2006

    The Pope Battles Dhimmitude
     The American Thinker, 9/19/2006

    Return Engagement: Clinton Spin Away from Party Roots
     The American Thinker, 9/12/2006

    The Travails of Labor and Education
     The American Thinker, 9/5/2006

    It\'s Not the Dependency Ratio, Stupid
     The American Thinker, 8/29/2006

    Which Gas-guzzling Dinosaurs?
     The American Thinker, 8/22/2006

    Storm Signals Mean Political Change
     The American Thinker, 8/15/2006

    Smell That Whiff of Panic
     The American Thinker, 8/8/2006

    Seattle’s Culture of Victimology and the Shooting of Jews
     The American Thinker, 7/31/2006

    Wal-Mart Wins a Battle, but the War Continues
     The American Thinker, 7/24/2006

    It’s a War, Stupid
     The American Thinker, 7/17/2006

    Who’s Dysfunctional?
     The American Thinker, 7/10/2006

    Liberals and Babies and Trust Cues
     The American Thinker, 7/3/2006

    Speak Liberal, But Win Conservative Reforms
     The American Thinker, 6/27/2006

    The Democrats’ Drive-By Politcs for 2006
     The American Thinker, 6/19/2006

    Is It Bush We Are Testing to Destruction?
     The American Thinker, 6/12/2006

    A Case of the Economic Shivers
     The American Thinker, 6/5/2006

    "You Must Suggest an Alternative"
     The American Thinker, 5/15/2006

    But Does Freud Matter to Conservatives?
     The American Thinker, 5/8/2006

    Gaseous Hypocrisy and Political Shame
     The American Thinker, 5/1/2006

    Three Dollar Gasoline: An Opportunity, Not a Crisis
     The American Thinker, 4/24/2006

    Eco-Sacrifice is Closer Than You Think
     The American Thinker, 4/4/2006

    Competence vs. Manliness
     The American Thinker, 3/27/2006

    This Spring Do It For The Children
     The American Thinker, 3/20/2006

    With Us or Against Us
     The American Thinker, 3/14/2006

    Stop the 22nd Amendment Chatter
     The American Thinker, 3/6/2006

    The Wal-Mart Shakedown
     The American Thinker, 2/27/2006

    Cultural Colonialism and the West
     The American Thinker, 2/24/2006

    Torino: Europe's Last Hurrah?
     The American Thinker, 2/14/2006

    Who Was Betty Friedan?
     The American Thinker, 2/6/2006

    Thank You, Mr. President
     The American Thinker, 1/31/2006

    Minimum Wage Hits $9.50 in Santa Fe
     The American Thinker, 1/26/2006

    Supreme Court Hearings: Law vs. Rights
     The American Thinker, 1/10/2006

    Americans and Literacy
     The American Thinker, 1/6/2006

    Liberals and Privacy
     The American Thinker, 12/29/2005

    David Cameron Breathes Life into Britain's Conservatives
     The American Thinker, 12/12/2005

    Wal-Mart: America's Secret Economic Weapon
     The American Thinker, 12/5/2005

    Democrats and the Politics of Polarization
     The American Thinker, 10/24/2005

    Who lost Delphi?
     The American Thinker, 10/18/2005

    Change the legal culture
     The American Thinker, 10/12/2005

    Big Ed fights back
     The American Thinker, 10/3/2005

    I gotta right to my illusions
     The American Thinker, 9/26/2005

    The power of liberal taboos
     The American Thinker, 9/20/2005

    Disaster: When you want solutions
     The American Thinker, 9/12/2005

    What is education for?
     The American Thinker, 8/29/2005

    It’s Official: Leftist-Islamist Alliance against the West
     The American Thinker, 8/22/2005

    The trouble with unions
     The American Thinker, 8/15/2005

    Prince William and the Two Nations
     The American Thinker, 8/8/2005

    Liberal prof gets conservative over Supreme Court
     The American Thinker, 8/2/2005

    Rules change in the U.K.
     The American Thinker, 7/25/2005

    The Supreme Court and Little Lord Fauntleroy
     The American Thinker, 7/5/2005

    A tactical play on Social Security
     The American Thinker, 6/28/2005

    Dick Durbin and our post-patriotic elite
     The American Thinker, 6/20/2005

    Fathers keep society safe
     The American Thinker, 6/15/2005

    Euro-paradise lost
     The American Thinker, 6/6/2005

    A very American hero
     The American Thinker, 5/30/2005

    Ruthless vs. relentless
     The American Thinker, 5/23/2005

    Bush´s battlefield position trumps the Democrats
     The American Thinker, 5/17/2005

    A whiff of panic
     The American Thinker, 5/2/2005

    The Soros noise machine
     The American Thinker, 4/25/2005

    The pity of feminism
     The American Thinker, 4/18/2005

    Unsolicited advice for the Church
     The American Thinker, 4/11/2005

    What conservative crack-up?
     The American Thinker, 4/04/2005

    Stop whining start thinking
     The American Thinker, 3/29/2005

    Beyond the judicial filibuster
     The American Thinker, 3/24/2005

    Trust us we care
     The American Thinker, 3/15/2005

    The race to unimportance
     The American Thinker, 3/9/2005

    Social Security grand strategy
     The American Thinker, 3/1/2005

    Ward Churchill is right. Partly
     The American Thinker, 2/16/2005

    Conservatives and the creative impulse
     The American Thinker, 2/9/2005

    Iraq Election: a teachable moment
     The American Thinker, 1/31/2005

    Boomers on Social Security
     The American Thinker, 1/24/2005

    The Real Charlotte Simmons
     The American Thinker, 1/18/2005

    The global future of contract and trust
     The American Thinker, 1/14/2005

    Liberals, Less is More!
     The American Thinker, 1/3/2005

    Know When to Fold ’Em
     The American Thinker, 12/28/2004
  


Liberty
Articles from July 2001 to present

    Poke ’Em in the Eye?
     Liberty, January 2004

    How the Democrats Could Take Over, and Why They Won’t
     Liberty, August 2001

    Liberals Just Don’t Get It
     Liberty, July 2001
 


Interracial Crime and Table 42
FrontPageMagazine.com, 3/28/2001


 

 

 TAGS


Action

The incentive that impels a man to act is always some uneasiness... But to make a man act [he must have] the expectation that purposeful behavior has the power to remove or at least to alleviate the felt uneasiness.
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action


Chappies

“But I saw a man yesterday who knows a fellow who had it from a chappie that said that Urquhart had been dipping himself a bit recklessly off the deep end.”  —Freddy Arbuthnot
Dorothy L. Sayers, Strong Poison


China and Christianity

At first, we thought [the power of the West] was because you had more powerful guns than we had. Then we thought it was because you had the best political system. Next we focused on your economic system. But in the past twenty years, we have realized that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity.
David Aikman, Jesus in Beijing


Churches

[In the] higher Christian churches... they saunter through the liturgy like Mohawks along a string of scaffolding who have long since forgotten their danger. If God were to blast such a service to bits, the congregation would be, I believe, genuinely shocked. But in the low churches you expect it every minute.
Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm


Civil Society

“Civil Society”—a complex welter of intermediate institutions, including businesses, voluntary associations, educational institutions, clubs, unions, media, charities, and churches—builds, in turn, on the family, the primary instrument by which people are socialized into their culture and given the skills that allow them to live in broader society and through which the values and knowledge of that society are transmitted across the generations.
Francis Fukuyama, Trust


Class War

In England there were always two sharply opposed middle classes, the academic middle class and the commercial middle class. In the nineteenth century, the academic middle class won the battle for power and status... Then came the triumph of Margaret Thatcher... The academics lost their power and prestige and... have been gloomy ever since.
Freeman Dyson, “The Scientist as Rebel”


Conservatism

Conservatism is the philosophy of society. Its ethic is fraternity and its characteristic is authority — the non-coercive social persuasion which operates in a family or a community. It says ‘we should...’.
Danny Kruger, On Fraternity


Conservatism's Holy Grail

What distinguishes true Conservatism from the rest, and from the Blair project, is the belief in more personal freedom and more market freedom, along with less state intervention... The true Third Way is the Holy Grail of Tory politics today - compassion and community without compulsion.
Minette Marrin, The Daily Telegraph


Conversion

“When we received Christ,” Phil added, “all of a sudden we now had a rule book to go by, and when we had problems the preacher was right there to give us the answers.”
James M. Ault, Jr., Spirit and Flesh


Democratic Capitalism

I mean three systems in one: a predominantly market economy; a polity respectful of the rights of the individual to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and a system of cultural institutions moved by ideals of liberty and justice for all. In short, three dynamic and converging systems functioning as one: a democratic polity, an economy based on markets and incentives, and a moral-cultural system which is plural and, in the largest sense, liberal.
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism


 

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