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Citizenship and the American Citizen, Part I: Ancient Greece

As a human body is only as healthy as its individual cells, so a civilization or modern state is only as healthy as its individual citizens. As a healthy human body is sustained by new, healthy cells, so a modern … Continue reading

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Civility: An Essential of Civilization

(This essay was originally published as “Civilization is Dependent upon Civility,” February 11, 2017, in the Newport Daily News.) The growing incivility in American civilization has finally hit home for me. For the first time, someone posted a comment with … Continue reading

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The Columbus Day Debate

(This essay was originally published as “Don’t junk Columbus and other heroes,” in the Providence Journal on October 13, 2014.) Like the celebration of Thanksgiving, which has been squeezed severely by the commercialism of Halloween at one end and Christmas … Continue reading

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