Donald Trump and the Case for a Limited Presidency

TL;DR: It is dangerous for any one person to hold too much government power. Over time the power of the president has expanded through a variety of large and small steps. This has left the American public vulnerable whenever a "bad" president is actually elected. This has become worse over the last several decades and …

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Collectivism and Individualism III: On Ethics

TL;DR: We are now examining collectivism and individualism from a moral standpoint. Individualism respects individuals and their particular goals as ends in themselves. Collectivism respects individuals only insofar as they aid in the achievement of a greater goal. Individualists can accept alternative lifestyles and opinions, while to collectivists any opinion that violates their greater goal …

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How the West Won III: The World the West Conquered

TL;DR: The world the West conquered had a long history of brutality. Exploitation, slavery, violence, and empire all have a long history that extends far further back than the European empires of recent memory. In this respect the West is not especially unique in its actions, it is just another step in a long line …

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How the West Won II: The Sins of the West

TL;DR: The history of Western Nations includes a variety of extremely heinous crimes. These crimes includes mass slavery, conquest, legal racism, reigns of terror, and actions that violated the stated beliefs of the United States and many Western European countries. The West consistently abused its power over conquered peoples, and the complete death toll is …

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How the West Won I: The Triumph of the West

TL;DR: This is a series about the impact that the dominance of Western Civilization has had upon the world in the last several centuries. This includes a long history of colonization, cultural development, and  military action. This article gives an extremely broad introduction to the history of the West. After centuries of being relatively undeveloped …

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