Red Wave, Red Tsunami, or Red Wedding?

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  1. I Walton Member
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    There is no one out there to unify the democrats?  They oppose the evil Republicans so they will be supported.  Just a little more  fraud than last time.   Republicans like you go along with the fiction that Biden, from the basement won.  The same thing will happen and you’ve already shown that if they can cook up votes, not even credibly, it’ll work.  Then it’s over.  The example of the French Revolution is right.  They too will end up with a dictatorship that will sweep up the crazies on the left, but it’ll be a dictatorship and the vast US economy can’t be run from the top.   It’ll disintegrate and the world with it.  Even China will rot, but not until it has helped destroy the US.   We can do it but we have to grasp who these people are, not just what we think of them.  Your excellent  sweep through all history is not so mysterious.  The top gathers power, narrows, rots and collapses.   All very different, but they end up the same.

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Can we stop going along with the color swap of 2000? Commies are Reds. Let the Democrats wear the color red. Republicans are Progressives going the speed limit but they don’t need to be associated with red. 

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  3. Thaddeus Wert Coolidge
    Thaddeus Wert
    @TWert

    I’ve been using the Brave browser for several years now, and I’ll never go back to Chrome. It is fantastic!

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  4. ThomasDill Coolidge
    ThomasDill
    @ThomasDill

    @jon Congrats on the Lincoln Fellowship. You mentioned they sent a box of 40+ books to read. For us non-fellows, can you share the reading list? Or is it secret? I’d like to do a little similar reading even if not a fellow… Thanks!

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  5. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    ThomasDill (View Comment):

    @ jon Congrats on the Lincoln Fellowship. You mentioned they sent a box of 40+ books to read. For us non-fellows, can you share the reading list? Or is it secret? I’d like to do a little similar reading even if not a fellow… Thanks!

    This took a while, but here it is. It turns out it’s only 31 books, so my guesstimation was off. I would think Claremont changes it year-to-year since it’s a mix of ancient classics, older standards (like Jaffa), and newer releases.

    READ ALL:
    Michael Anton, After the Flight 93 Election
    Michael Anton, The Stakes
    Christopher Caldwell, The Age of Entitlement
    Angela Codevilla, America’s Rise and Fall Among Nations
    Charles Kesler, Crisis of the Two Constitutions
    C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
    Lucas Morel, Lincoln and the American Founding
    Thomas West, The Political Theory of the American Founding
    Thomas West, Vindicating the Founders

    READ PART:
    Edward Erler & Ken Masugi, The Rediscovery of America (Ch. 2, 4, 6)
    Harry Jaffa, How to Think About the American Revolution (Ch. 2)
    Harry Jaffa, A New Birth of Freedom (Ch. 2)
    Harry Jaffa & Glenn Elmers, The Soul of Politics (Ch. 1, 3)
    Charles Kesler, I Am the Change (Ch. 2)
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (Ch. 1-4)
    John Marini, Unmasking the Administrative State (Ch. 3, 7, 13, 15)
    Ronald Pestritto & William Atto, American Progressivism (Ch. 3, 4, 13, 1, 16, 20)
    Various, The Federalist Papers (Nos. 6, 9, 10, 23, 25, 33, 37, 38, 40, 49, 51, 62, 63, 70-72, 84, & the Declaration of Independence)
    Scott Yenor, The Recovery of Family Life (Ch. 2, 11)

    SUPPLEMENTAL:
    Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
    Aristotle, Politics
    Philip Hamburger, The Administrative State
    Mollie Hemingway, Rigged
    Heather MacDonald, The Diversity Delusion
    Heather MacDonald, The War on Cops
    Joshua Mitchell, American Awakening
    Ronald Pestritto, America Transformed
    Various, The 1776 Report
    Various, Unmasking Antifa
    Bradley Watson, Progressivism
    John Yoo, Defender in Chief

    I have about three months to complete the reading, so here was my strategy:

    – I checked off all the books I’d already read (there weren’t many).

    – Found four of the required books on audio, noticed I had 4 credits on Audible, so I listened to those.

    – Read all the selected readings, starting with those that had the fewest pages, so I could feel like I was building up a head of steam.

    – After that, I had four full books left; I’ve now finished two and have two to go.

    – If I have time after that, I can reacquaint myself with the books I’ve read, and newly acquaint myself with the supplemental reading.

    I’ve tried to do all the mandatory reading with a few weeks to spare so I can relax on my July vacay, or in case I get sidelined with unexpected work/travel/etc.

    Hope this helps!

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  6. ThomasDill Coolidge
    ThomasDill
    @ThomasDill

    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    Thomas West, Vindicating the Founders

     

    @jon – Wow, thanks for such a thorough and detailed list (alphabetically to boot!). My curiosity got the best of me and I forgot the time suck required to spell it out. Appreciated. Knock out the short ones to feel the momentum, I hear you.

    Solid list of fellows for 2022 – envious…to be a fly on a wall. Best of luck and well deserved. 

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