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

You are entitled to nothing

It is wholly unfortunate that most individuals that are part of my generation today believe that they are entitled to things they have not worked for. They truly believe that they are entitled to gratuitous money, and services without a single minute of work. The truth is, the axiom of life, outside the unstable despondency of the “welfare state” as it has come to be … Continue reading You are entitled to nothing

Nobody really cares about you, and that is a good thing

The words that I am about to write might come off as harsh, but they are the brutal truth. One which many of us choose to ignore daily. In fact many of us go through great lengths to try and live in the delusion that it is not so. The truth is that really at the heart of it nobody actually cares about you, and … Continue reading Nobody really cares about you, and that is a good thing

The Love For The Pen Is Not So Different From Driving

The sound of the wind as it hits the windshield and streams all the way to the end of the car, the free movement of uncontrollable high-speeds, and overall danger that looms just around the corner. Driving is not so different from writing, in fact one may even call it as its metaphysical equivalent. It was in fact Douglas Adams that once said ” I … Continue reading The Love For The Pen Is Not So Different From Driving

A Biography for New Year’s

For some, the New Year is a time for resolutions. A few among us might decide to tackle a historical biography. I know I will. I plan on reading a biography on the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898). A few historians will say that biographies distort history. Some say biographies, by focusing on individuals, ignore the so called great forces of history. That history … Continue reading A Biography for New Year’s

People don’t care about learning anymore?

Too many people today do not put enough emphasis on the importance of being educated. I do not mean having a hundred thousand dollar degree from some university but actually having the initiative to read a few books. People do not understand that a real education is up to the person in question, not to that of institutions or governments. The amount of study one employs … Continue reading People don’t care about learning anymore?

A Note From The Editor in Chief: Second Issue

On to the second issue of The Art of Polemics. There is something truly amazing in having the ability to read freely in order to become educated on the subjects we love. Here, what we hold closest to our hearts is history, art, and culture. Yet, despite these categories we never forget about opinion and perhaps more importantly, the ability to engage in polemics and … Continue reading A Note From The Editor in Chief: Second Issue

History Promotes Humanism

It is no secret that the study of history is in fact the study of people and their stories. It is precisely for this reason why to promote its study, whether independent or through institutions is of great importance to the further evolution of humanism, which in turn would play a substantial role in the evolution in the study of morality and ethics.The question, of … Continue reading History Promotes Humanism

Foreign Policies: Guidance for a superpower

Times are different now than during the Cold War or the perilous times which preceded it. So different in fact that the next few decades will offer mankind golden opportunities. Since recorded history, never have the conditions been so perfect, the best chance ever to improve the lot of civilization as a whole. While there isn’t really a precedent for this, unique opportunities can avail … Continue reading Foreign Policies: Guidance for a superpower