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We need a Fundamental Understanding of History and Theory more than Anything

It is without a doubt that we live in perilous times, ripe with the inconsistencies of identity politics and the dogmas of the right and left. With the ascendancy of Trump as president, and the death of Fidel Castro, just to name a few salient events in the last few weeks, it seems that the world has become more uncertain in its collective understanding of … Continue reading We need a Fundamental Understanding of History and Theory more than Anything

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All good things must come to an end

Over the course of the last three years The Art of Polemics has served as a small non-profit magazine where history students, and intellectual voices were given a platform to participate in discussions about history, philosophy, and history. However like all good things, this must too come to an end. Yet this is not the total end of The Art of Polemics. The website will … Continue reading All good things must come to an end

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On The Politics of The Individual

It has been the case, more often than not, throughout history that individuals have sought the validation of others. In fact the central facet of an individual’s life may be based on the idea that he or she necessitates the approval, the ever present nod of others in order to persevere in one’s life. The emotional, or rather the sentimental remains the very poison which … Continue reading On The Politics of The Individual

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New Libertarian Foundations

The ethos of libertarian thought lies solely, and resolutely in the idea that the freedom of the individual must be an absolute, as long as no harm is brought to others. This is by no means a new concept, but one that has been shared by all great libertarian thinkers, from Friedman to Rand. Yet the decrepit state of current intellectual strains of libertarian-ism has … Continue reading New Libertarian Foundations