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Missive #113 Published 22 August 2023

Classical liberalism promised to overthrow the old aristocracy, creating an order in which individuals could create their own identities and futures. To some extent it did--but it has also demolished the traditions and institutions that nourished ordinary people and created a new and exploitative ruling class. This class's economic libertarianism, progressive values, and technocratic commitments have led them to rule for the benefit of the "few" at the expense of the "many," precipitating our current political crises.

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Missive #112 Published 20 August 2023

Although the anti-Federalists lost the struggle over ratification, their defense of individual rights and suspicion of power remain core American political values, and the bill of rights is a lasting monument to their importance. I am posting the writings that were opposed to the Constitution which I suggest be read to give a balanced view if there is a Second Constitutional Convention.

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Missive #111 Published 18 August 2023

Another trip into Reserve for breakfast and pick up a few things at Jake’s. Also another stop at Catron Garage. This time I need to have a circuit breaker in my electrical converter fixed. When we had the storm with a lot of hail the circuit breaker for the line to to the refrigerator and one wall plug tripped off.

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Missive #110 Published 15 August 2023

This is the first book in a trilogy and is Tim Severin's first novel. He has used his research from years ago when he followed The Brendan Voyage and wrote his first nonfiction book about that adventure.

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Missive #109 Published 13 August 2023

Federalist No. 1 General Introduction Author: Alexander Hamilton To the People of the State of New York

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Missive #108 Published 11 August 2023

We had a violent thunderstorm Wednesday that started a little after noon. There was hail again but this time mixed with rain. Both the rain and hail coming at Desperado vertically rather that horizontally. I'm guessing that the wind was a steady 20 mph with guest approaching 30 from the way Desperado was rocking. A lot of close lightning and loud thunder that had Erik trembling once more.

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Missive #107 Published 9 August 2023

I don't recommend this book but do suggest that you read Chapter 1. If you are still interested then do as the author says; "If you are not interested in mathematical details, by all means skip this chapter [2] and go directly to Part II." OR go to the Conclusion. A lot of mathematical detail in all the chapters plus a profusion of graphs.

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Missive #106 Published 8 August 2023

This book is Deneen's published 1995 PhD Thesis. Therefore, if you decide to read it be prepared to wade through the academic morass. The first and last chapters are not so bad but the middle chapters were way above my pay grade.

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Missive #105 Published 6 August 2023

Created by the bestselling SF novelist Jerry Pournelle, There Will Be War is a landmark science fiction anthology series that combines top-notch military science fiction with factual essays by various generals and military experts on everything from High Frontier and the Strategic Defense Initiative to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. It features some of the greatest military science fiction ever published; many science fiction greats were featured in the original nine-volume series. There Will Be War Volume I is edited by Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr, and features 23 stories, articles, and poems. 

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Missive #104 Published 4 August 2023

I never watched Tucker on TV because I don't do TV. However, I have read enough about him that what he says in this book came as no surprise and certainly explains why he is no longer at Fox. he attacks the 'elites' in this country and TV provided him with far too much exposure to the 'deplorables'; he had to go.

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