What Our Nation's Veterans Can Teach Us About Ourselves

June 26, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


Can Service Save Us? This is the question Time magazine explores in its cover story this week. In his inspiring piece, columnist Joe Kline uses returning American Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as a test case to analyze the holistic restoration that service seems to confer on those who make it a part of their daily lives. Through both anecdotal accounts and hard research, Kline transmits the... Read More

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The Tyranny Of Globalism Over Localism

June 10, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


We often think of access to information as an inherent good. It’s hard to make a case to the contrary, but while I would agree that access to more information is a good thing on its face, when it comes to philanthropy in a democracy, it has the potential to prey on a natural proclivity peculiar to the democratic mentality. Alexis de Tocqueville, after traveling from his native France to observe... Read More

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