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Western civilization in decline — Part 2: Danger ahead but where are the statesmen? by Miguel A. Faria MD

Editor’s Note: Given the prominence that Hezbollah has attained in Lebanon in the past few weeks, its continued ties with Iran, and the threat that it possess in the Middle East, we thought this article would be very apropos to re-post, as the Democrats have been found to be incapable in dealing with America’s problems, …

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A defense of Western culture and civilization without apologies by Miguel A. Faria, MD

If the errors committed in the building of the edifice of Western civilization are compared with Plato’s ideal Republic and the perfect State, protected by intelligent but disinterested Guardians and ruled by equally disinterested and totally just Philosopher-kings, then Western civilization loses hands down.(1) But as Aristotle pointed out in his Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, …

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The Story of the Mamlukes by British Commander Glubb Pasha (1897-1986)

Soldiers of Fortune: The Story of the Mamlukes (1973) is another undiscovered gem of a book by a scholar, historian, author, and soldier, a British Lieutenant General, Sir John B. Glubb (1897-1986), better known as Glubb Pasha by the Arabs he commanded in the Middle East in his many years of service while in the …

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On the Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades

I apologize in advance to those here who have already assiduously learned these Medieval history lessons and find them redundant in their intellectual ordnance. If you know the facts on the much-maligned Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades — and their historic relationship to Western civilization from your own investigation, you may skip this article. But …

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