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The death of Western culture

(By Maggie Tynan, 1776 Scholar) Our society is in a crisis. We tossed aside the epistemological questions and tried to stifle the search for truth. Modern man has taken this search down many avenues, many of

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‘Fellow in American Thought?’ What’s that?

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) It’s now almost a year since Jeff Hunt succeeded me as director of Centennial Institute, and he is taking it to new heights.  Meanwhile, having kicked myself up stairs with

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Maritime musings: A civilization in transit

We look on past ages with condescension, as a mere preparation for us ... but what if we're only an afterglow of them. - J.G. Farrell, The Siege of  Krishnapur (By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) William

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Biblical justice and civil disobedience

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Institute Fellow) Biblical justice is simply the reflection of God’s righteousness. God’s righteousness means that He always acts congruent with what is right and He is the ultimate measurement of what

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You never met a mere mortal

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What is the richest, most satisfying, most enchanting fantasy world in modern fiction?  My book-loving grandson in junior high contends it’s the Harry Potter series, hands down. Oh really?

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Publius #3 – Our Factious Nature

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for

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Publius #2 – No Angels Among Us

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be

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