The tragedy of Shakespeare’s King Lear, therefore, is not only that of a man deluded by power. It is also the tragedy of a fatally flawed liberal civilization that is inherently criminal, uncontrolled, and brutish (also, unable to change).
One of the reasons that countries fail is that collective memory is continually destroyed as older generations pass away and are replaced by new ones who are disconnected from what came before.
Liberals have taken to promoting socialism, which is the state-sanctioned appropriation of private property. Or, communism.
Talking about the future is often a sure recipe for looking like a fool. However obvious it may seem to us, nearly everything that happened in the past was unexpected at the time.
Professor Sean Gabb, lecturer, political activist and the author of nine historical novels about early years of the Byzantium Empire, explains how the Byzantium influenced on the division between the Eastern and the Western branches of Christianit
How does an increasingly multiracial, multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural United States avoid the fate to which Europe appears to be headed, when there is no identifiable racial or ethnic majority here in 2042? Are our own political and racial divisions disappearing, or do they, too, seem to be deepening?
If the Yankeefication of the South is not yet complete, if there is a flicker of a memory of the better ways of the Old South still living in the hearts of Southern men and women (and we believe there is), they need to disengage from Washington, D. C., stop trying to reform and change it (for the principles its government, economy, etc).
The Arabs' view of the realities of today's world is rooted in their approach towards their history, culture, and civilization.