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Liberals Freak Out Over Fictional Anti-Trump Book

Although far from perfect – such as continuing the Obama-Bush Wars – one of the main benefits of electing President Trump is laughing at the liberal commentariat’s freak out, as we said in the ’60s. Pat Buchanan pointed out the attacks on Trump are worse even than those on Nixon. For an old conservative like me, what’s heartening is how Trump never takes it lying down. Attack him, and you can expect a response. That’s so different from almost every Republican in my lifetime, current examples being Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. An amusing specimen...

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Question:  Is everyone angry with Trump for using the vulgar language we hear everyday on the street or for telling the plain truth about Haiti.  I have even heard American blacks refer contemptuously to “Hessians”–and they were not talking about German mercenaries in the American Revolution.   I suppose there must be some place with more hapless, dependent, filthy, and violent people, but none with a history like Haiti’s.  It took a witchdoctor like Papa Doc Duvalier to impose any order, and these days all they seem to be doing is to lie around waiting for another hurricane to give...

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Adam Smith: The briefest of conclusions

There is much that is useful in Hutcheson and Hume, who correct many errors of the Enlightenment, and there would be little point to denying the significance of Adam Smith as the first person who comprehensively demonstrated the superiority of the free market over all the deluded wise men who think they can regulate and plan an economic system:  Although we are free to reject the selfish individualism of Mandeville and Smith, their analysis gives us true insight into the way social and economic systems actually work. It is quite another thing to say that it is our human destiny...

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Wednesday’s Child: A Truth that Bears Repeating

I overdid it at Christmas, which for the Russians was this past Sunday, remaining incapacitated – catatonic is the usual term – and incapable of writing anything new this week.  So here are some old jottings.  Through the fog of champagne and grappa there dimly glimmers in them, I trust, a truth that bears repeating in the New Year. Reading all the various, though scarcely varied, opinions on the “crises” that Moscow throws the West’s way – after 100 years of Russian misrule one might think the word would be safely devalued, but no, they use it like St. James’s...

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A Summary and a New Beginning

It was Twelfth Night this weekend, the end of the Christmas season for Christians who are too enthralled to restrict the celebration of the Incarnation to a single day preceded and followed by shopping, the modern form of worship.  Our happiness commenced at midnight December 25th and was only tempered as the Wise Men of the East brought their gifts to the King of Kings. So too does Season 1 of our podcast series finally end as well.  I am happy to admit on behalf of all the Foundation staff that we bit off more than we could chew last...

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Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 9

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In this episode, Dr. Trifkovic continues discussing particulars of the centuries-long Islamic invasion of Europe as well as a revisiting of the Crusades – why they happened, and how successful they were. Original Air Date: January 8, 2017 Show Run Time: 40 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” is exclusive to Charter Members.   Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2018. All Rights are Reserved.

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Jihad and the Caliphate, Part II – Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 8

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In this episode, the second of a two part mini-series entitled, “Jihad and the Caliphate,” Dr. Trifkovic discusses the issue of succession after the death of Mohammed and the four “rightly guided caliphs,” Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali, who presided over what is still known to Muslims as the “Golden Age of Islam.” He explains the break between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims and begins narrating the Muslim invasion of Europe. Original Air Date: January 8, 2017 Show Run Time: 36 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” is...

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Jihad and the Caliphate, Part I – Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 7

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In this episode, the first of a two part mini-series entitled, “Jihad and the Caliphate” Dr. Trifkovic deals head-on with the often used objection by apologists of Islam that “jihad is an internal battle.” He explains why this is manifestly false. He also deals with a more recent novelty, the concept of “ecumenical jihad,” or the coalition of those with “some religion” against those with none. Original Air Date: January 8, 2017 Show Run Time: 32 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” is exclusive to Charter Members.  ...

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Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 6

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In this episode of Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Dr. Trifkovic discusses the Arabic-centric nature of Islam as well as the idea of Islam as “bi-theistic” – treating of Mohammed as related to Allah in the eyes of Muslims. Why is the concept of God so different for Muslims than for Christians? We discuss these concepts and more. Original Air Date: January 5, 2017 Show Run Time: 27 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” is exclusive to Charter Members.   Islam: The Real Truth...

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Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 5

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In this episode of Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Dr. Trifkovic discusses the phrase “people of the book,” the way the Koran is laid out and versified, as well as how Christian and Judaic accounts are portrayed in it, not the least of which is Mohammed’s incorrect notion of what the Trinity represented. Original Air Date: January 5, 2017 Show Run Time: 37 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” is exclusive to Charter Members.   Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”℗...