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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

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  1. Khater M says:

    Afghanistan isn’t that dangerous anymore. My father visited some family recently for about a month, and returned with no issue. One just has to avoid certain places where attacks/bombings are common( embassies ) These illegals are probably trying to get to Sweeden( and other European countries) to take advantage of their welfare systems. I know many who live in Afghanistan who think the West is heaven on earth.

  2. Charles L says:

    Back about 1987 I took a political science course during the summer from some visiting professor from Vassar, a young woman who at one point admonished me for reading a text “far too deeply for this course.” To fill up her allotted teaching time she invited some teenage refugee/illegal from some place in Central America (was it Guatemala?) to tell us about the persecution her family had faced for no reason that I can remember, although I do remember her speaking with a big smile on her face and going off to the swimming pool afterwards.

  3. Raymond Olson says:

    Glad to hear you sticking up for Sweden, which it often seems the Swedes will not do. It may be becoming a thanked-for activity again, however, what with recent political developments in that motherland of most of my heritage.

    Let me be the first to second the proposal to have a good 35-minute discussion of civil disobedience.