TR, Wilson, or Coolidge? (full lecture)

“When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institution.”–The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

Progressivism’s Origins: In Pure and Unadulterated Racism

Just a quick note–the quotes below from E.A. Ross–a leading public intellectual during the Progressive Era–are quite disturbing and despicable.  Still, when Progressives claim they favor equality, they must at least acknowledge their rather brutal past.  Ross’s views… Read More

Horrors of Communism (Full Lecture)

With an emphasis on the Hiss-Chambers trial, the horrors of communism.

The “Machine” of Ideology (Full Lecture)

My follow-up to last week’s talk on Progressivism.  Now, the meaning of ideology and its inherent and inevitable demeaning of the human person.  All ideologies–left and right.

Progressivism (Full Lecture)

A look at the theory behind progressivism and why it is a theory of history, neither left nor right.

Christopher Dawson, “Christianity and the Idea of Progress,” 1927 (Full Article)

CD 1927 Christianity and the Idea of Progress

The Malady of Progressivism, 1951. By Wilhelm Roepke.

Wilhelm Roepke (1899-1966) was one of the finest economists and economic thinkers of the twentieth-century.  Many have credited him with the post-World War II German economic miracle, and the great author, William Shirer, called him the best of… Read More

Peter Stanlis on Progress, 1952

stanlis idea of progress