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There is Nothing New Under The Sun

November 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on There is Nothing New Under The Sun · Christianity, Religion

That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. There is no remembrance of former things, Nor […]

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A Leader in the Introduction of Changes – “The Prince” – Niccolo Machiavelli

August 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on A Leader in the Introduction of Changes – “The Prince” – Niccolo Machiavelli · Campaigning, Economics, Electoralism, Means and Ends, Philosophy, Politics

And let it be noted that there is no more delicate matter to take in hand, nor more dangerous to conduct, nor more doubtful in its success, than to set up as a leader in the introduction of changes. For he who innovates will have for his enemies all those who are well off under […]

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The Villains Keep Changing – “Casino Royale” – Ian Fleming

August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Villains Keep Changing – “Casino Royale” – Ian Fleming · Communism, Conservative Politics, Politics

Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I’d been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.’

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