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Leo Strauss – Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University: A number of controversies surround Strauss and his work. First, in recent years, Strauss has been accused of being the intellectual godfather of the neo-conservative political movement and thus of being the intellectual force behind the Bush administration’s plan to invade of Iraq. Second, no aspect of Strauss’s work is as hotly contested as his claims about esotericism. Interpretations of Strauss’s view of esotericism include: that Strauss advocates clandestine cabals with secrets imparted from teacher to disciple; that Strauss’s writings are themselves esoteric documents; that Strauss thinks that all thinkers write esoterically; that Strauss claims to know a secret; and that, in one particularly crude rendering, Strauss promoted mass deception and perpetual war. This reading often serves to support a purported Strauss-Bush connection. After exploring the broad themes and context of Strauss’s work, this article will return to reconsider these varying claims about Strauss.
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Albert Benjamin Simpson
Albert Benjamin “A.B.” Simpson (December 15, 1843 – October 29, 1919) was a Canadian preacher, theologian, author, and founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an evangelical Protestant denomination with an emphasis on global evangelism.
Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA): The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an evangelical Protestant denomination within Christianity. Founded by Rev. Albert Benjamin Simpson in 1887, the Christian & Missionary Alliance did not start off as a denomination, but rather began as two distinct parachurch organizations: The Christian Alliance which focused on the pursuit and promotion of the Higher Christian life and The Evangelical Missionary Alliance, which focused on mobilizing “consecrated” Christians in the work of foreign missionary efforts. These two groups amalgamated in 1897 to form The Christian and Missionary Alliance. It was only much later during the mid-20th century that an official denomination was formed.
Who Was Milton Friedman?: The history of economic thought in the twentieth century is a bit like the history of Christianity in the sixteenth century. Until John Maynard Keynes published The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money in 1936, economics—at least in the English-speaking world—was completely dominated by free-market orthodoxy. Heresies would occasionally pop up, but they were always suppressed. Classical economics, wrote Keynes in 1936, “conquered England as completely as the Holy Inquisition conquered Spain.” And classical economics said that the answer to almost all problems was to let the forces of supply and demand do their job.
Was Milton Friedman a Secret Admirer of Keynes? Liberals misread the great free-market scholar in order to hijack his legacy.: Despite his clarity, there are a handful of people whose inability or unwillingness to grasp Friedman’s arguments leads them to misrepresent his writings and policy recommendations.
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The Chicago question What would Milton Friedman do now?: MILTON FRIEDMAN, who would have turned 100 on July 31st had he lived, remains as relevant now as he was during his long life. The Chicago economist was a critic of the over-mighty state (which has only got over-mightier since his death in 2006). He was a passionate critic of public-school monopolies (which remain as resistant to reform as ever). He was the quintessential engaged intellectual: he wrote fluently in the popular press (the closest modern equivalent is his ideological opposite, Paul Krugman); acted as an adviser, in the United States, to Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, and, abroad to Margaret Thatcher and Augusto Pinochet, Chile’s dictator; and championed the legalisation of drugs and prostitution and the abolition of the draft.
Council of Foreign Relations (CFR)
A Conversation with Stephen Harper (Video): ORIGINALLY RECORDED September 25, 2007: Watch Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada, discuss priorities for Canadian foreign policy, including climate change, the Americas and NAFTA, security in Afghanistan, and arctic sovereignty. SPEAKER: Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, Canada PRESIDER: Marie-Josee Kravis, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
http://www.cfr.org/climate-change/conversation-stephen-harper-video/p14255 ORIGINALLY RECORDED September 25, 2007 Uploaded by cfr on May 3, 2011 https://www.youtube.com/user/cfr Category: Nonprofits & Activism Tags: CFR Council on Foreign Relations Stephen Harper Prime Minister Canada Marie-Josee Kravis Senior Fellow Hudson Institute Inc. License: Standard YouTube License
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