By Sam Staley | Saturday July 29, 2017 at 10:11 AM PST | Comments Off on Review: Dunkirk Immerses Viewers in Military Disaster
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s new film about a World War II military disaster that ended up symbolizing the “never give-up spirit” of Britain, may well have established itself as the leading contender for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards. But be forewarned: Dunkirk is a survival film, not a typical war film. Viewers will...
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By David J. Theroux | Thursday August 19, 2010 at 1:02 PM PST | 6 Comments
Here Is the Final Part Continued from Part 2: Part 1 Scientism For Lewis, science should be a quest for knowledge, and his concern was that in the modern era science is too often used instead as a quest by some for power over others. Lewis did not dispute that science is an immensely...
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By David J. Theroux | Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 8:48 PM PST | 5 Comments
Continued from Part 1: Part 3 Moral Relativism and Utilitarianism Of central importance in Lewis’s discussion of natural law is his critique of the moral relativism of utilitarianism (“the end justifies the means”) as a theory of ethics and guide to behavior. Lewis claimed that the precepts of moral ethics cannot just be innovated...
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By David Beito | Wednesday January 13, 2010 at 12:37 PM PST | 1 Comment
This audio of an entire America First Committee rally from June 1941 is a real treat. The sound quality is crisp and clear: The all-star line-up includes John T. Flynn (about 4:30 minutes into the audio), probably the most important activist in the “Old Right” during the 1940s and the 1950s. Speaking after Flynn...
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By Robert Higgs | Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 6:09 PM PST | 69 Comments
September 1, 1939—exactly seventy years ago today—is customarily considered the day when World War II began, owing to the German invasion of Poland. Of course, some belligerents, most notably the Japanese and the Chinese, had already been at war for years, and others did not join the fray until later. The United States actually began...
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By David J. Theroux | Tuesday March 3, 2009 at 12:26 AM PST | 6 Comments
In 1944, a book was published that shook the intellectual and political cultures of the Western world. Dedicated to “The Socialists of All Parties,” The Road to Serfdom was authored by the Austrian School economist Friedrich A. Hayek, who subsequently received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974. In his book, Hayek vividly showed...
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