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Across the centuries: How republics sicken and die

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -George Santayana (By Bill Moloney; Hilton Head, SC)  As the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia drew to a close in the summer of 1787, the

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Yet we have this hope

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) Friends, I don't know about you, but I'm losing hope. The two major candidates for president are arguably the most detestable individuals ever to seek public office in the United States.

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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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The Founders would vote to impeach Barack Obama

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) The American Founders and signers of the Constitution, despite their brilliance, failed to anticipate a president who would take the law-making powers they had given solely to the peoples’ Congress

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Long live the Republic!

For over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence

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