Monthly Archives: May 2018

On Faith and Marxism

Why do we revere mass murders, psychopaths? David Koresh burning to death his submissive charges; Jim Jones in Jonestown drinking poisoned cool aid with his flock, the most bizarre Eucharist of all? Karl Marx starving out his own children and … Continue reading

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“I, Charles, From the Camps” – A New Novel by, well by me…

I can’t think of more eloquent words to introduce my newest novel than those of my friend Chairman Norbert Mao. Mao was the chairman of Gulu District in northern Uganda, the “Capital of the North” when I worked there during … Continue reading

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Deneen and the Defense of Culture: on “Why Liberalism Failed”

I recently returned home from a business trip. West Africa, Istanbul, Bangkok, Paris and back to West Africa. It’s appropriate that my journey started in West Africa, from whence Robert Kaplan twenty-five years ago warned us of the ‘coming anarchy’, … Continue reading

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The Rag and Bone Bookshop

“Read a book a day” was one of the guidelines of George Whitman to those “tumbleweeds” who visited his English language bookstore Shakespeare and Company in the Latin Quarter of Paris across the Seine from Notre Dame Cathedral. So what … Continue reading

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