Category: Fleming


No Exceptions: The Machiavellian Way of Truth

Several commenters have been kind enough to say they liked our recent pieces on the Middle East.  I am grateful for  the kind words. I am no expert on Middle Eastern affairs, though I flatter myself I know a few things about the history of the region. If my way of thinking has any distinctive merit, it is because I have followed a line of thought you can find in such diverse political thinkers as Thucydides, Machiavelli, the Marquis of Halifax, Gaetano Mosca, Roberto Michels, and Sam Francis


The Lighter Side of War to the Knife

Hamas and Israel are sticking to their game plans of inflicting maximum damage on each other’s civilian populations, but back here in the center of the universe the citizens of the only remaining superpower are continuing to abide by the rule that in war truth is the first casualty.  At least our people are lightening up the situation with their comic antics.