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There’s another COVID variant that is really, really scary, says the media. (Just in time for the Christmas season.) Also the MAGA posse is taking over in New Hampshire, which is great news, but gives the sads to the Left, meaning the media. And then, since it’s a Monday tradition here we end with a reading from the Psalms.
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Human history is full of the stories of peasants, subjects, and tribes. Yet the concept of the “citizen” is historically rare—and was among America’s most valued ideals for over two centuries. But without shock treatment, warns historian Victor Davis Hanson, American citizenship as we have known it may soon vanish.
In The Dying Citizen, Hanson outlines the historical forces that led to this crisis. The evisceration of the middle class over the last fifty years has made many Americans dependent on the federal government. Open borders have undermined the idea of allegiance to a particular place. Identity politics have eradicated our collective civic sense of self. And a top-heavy administrative state has endangered personal liberty, along with formal efforts to weaken the Constitution.
While Marine Colin Campbell recovers from typhoid, his friend, Alan Greene, is determined to help an English widow recover the contents of a deposit box her murdered husband opened in Mumbai. During this mission, Greene is kidnapped in Paris. His kidnappers know of the deposit box, believe it to be worth millions. Campbell joins a team of US operators dispatched to find and free Greene. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1101878 (Use coupon code “DN66M” for $3.00 off!)
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