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There are occasionally links to articles or commentaries that are likely to have lasting value for reference. When I come across them, I’m going to add them here.

AMERICA’S RULING CLASS — AND THE PERILS OF REVOLUTION

America’s Ruling Class – and the Perils of Revolution” by Angelo Codevilla articulated as well as anyone the main division in modern U.S. society.

“Isaiah’s Job” appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1938 (link is to the Mises Institute), but its message is evergreen.

Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “The Gods of the Copybook Headings.”

“Trendier Than Thou” is an article that appeared in Harper’s Magazine in 1978, describing the split in the Episcopal Church that had occurred in 1977.

Author and gun expert Larry Correia shares his (quite well informed) opinion on gun control.

Author Sarah A. Hoyt offers experienced advice on how to live reasonably well in a political-economic slide down.

Allan Savory discusses the positive role of cattle for maintaining grasslands as an important strategy for addressing climate change. A summary is here.

Steven Malanga is an expert on pension fund problems, and here he explains how California’s public pension plans have developed into a serious fiscal problem for the state.

Environmental Activist Mark Lynas recants his previous views on genetically modified crops.

P.J. O’Rourke notes the results of the 2008 election highlight the missed opportunities for conservatives to keep the country on a positive course.

G. K. Chesterton on “The Three Kinds of Men.” Reading this in our current media and political environment is useful. Lots of Prigs in positions of power, unfortunately.

Chesterton’s “The Telegraph Poles” illustrates the importance of rational order for survival in the untamed, poetic beauty of nature. Compare it to the conversation between Mr. Gregory and Mr. Syme at the beginning of The Man Who Was Thursday.

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