Neocons go back to James Q. Wilson or possibly the Coleman Report. They represented the wing of American liberalism appalled by the Sixties and the radial Left of that era. Neocons, Theocons and the Cycles of American History “...[T]he full story of [the generation that came of age around
And for the final member of the trimumvirate of the American century, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The short-hand John used for Holmes and the times he lived through was "The Long Lifetime". Holmes was born just before the American Civil War, and lived to see the Great War. Most
John suspected that nationalist politics in Europe would grow because the EU has often been so feckless about representing the actual interests of Europeans. This seems to have been largely borne out. Right and center-right nationalist parties all seem to get tarred with the same brush in the press, but
Ecumenical Jihad is another book I read because of John. I like Peter Kreeft's work, but I find him a little odd. I think John did too. Which isn't to say his ideas aren't interesting. John recommends reading this book along with Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations. I'm willing to
-Positive law needs natural law in order to be law at all, in the sense that an unjust law is not a sort of law; but natural law needs positive law in order to be law at all, in the sense that law has to be applied in concrete circumstances.