John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address

John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president of the United States after a narrow victory over Richard Nixon. This marked the first Roman Catholic to be elected president and the youngest ever elected to office. On Friday, January 20th, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address on the eastern portico of the … Continue reading John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address

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William F. Buckley Jr. – The Maker of a Movement by Lee Edwards: Quotations

Truly, there are few people who brought together the conservative movement so forcefully and so cleverly and with so much wit than William F. Buckley Jr.. In Lee Edwards' biography of William F. Buckley Jr., he is able to trace not only the threads that made the man of the popular television show, Firing Line, … Continue reading William F. Buckley Jr. – The Maker of a Movement by Lee Edwards: Quotations

A Student’s Guide to Political Philosophy by Harvey C. Mansfield: Quotations

In A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy, an essay by Dr. Harvey Mansfield for Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), we are given an introductory exploration of the history of political thought in the search to solve the problem of partisanship. While acknowledging the brevity of the essay, Mansfield introduces the core differences in the method, available … Continue reading A Student’s Guide to Political Philosophy by Harvey C. Mansfield: Quotations

Understanding the Foundations of Economics Book Lists by Henry Hazlitt

In Henry Hazlitt's book, Economics in One Lesson, he introduces us to the single lesson to root out many common and, unfortunately, seemingly complex fallacies in economic thinking. His one lesson: "The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists … Continue reading Understanding the Foundations of Economics Book Lists by Henry Hazlitt

I, Pencil by Lawrence W. Reed: Quotations

A famous five-page story that succinctly illustrates Adam Smith's principle of cooperation without coercion and Hayek's idea that price values communicates the appropriate information to allow people to make economically rational decisions without force.   “We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.” – G.K. Chesterton “Here is an astonishing fact: … Continue reading I, Pencil by Lawrence W. Reed: Quotations