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George Seaver

Civil Rights in the Republic

May 18, 2016 by George Seaver |

The latent causes of faction are sown in the nature of man.

Education: That a Republic Is Only One Generation Old

Feb 25, 2015 by George Seaver |

An argument for why the part of education that is civic virtue, as seen throughout history, is essential to the survival of a republic.

Postmodernism: Does it Have Marxist or Historicist Origins?

Feb 20, 2014 by George Seaver |

Much more than Marxism, Historicism has influenced culture and politics and accounts for many of the ideologies and sentiments that emerge in academia today.

Public Virtue in a Republic: The Starting Point for a Common Core

Jan 08, 2014 by George Seaver |

George Seaver writes that we must practice a common teaching of public virtue if we are to sustain our republic.

American Exceptionalism

Apr 29, 2013 by George Seaver |

George Seaver discusses the competition of civil, religious and economic factions under a Constitution.

Domestic Faction in a Republic, Part III

Jun 25, 2010 by George Seaver |

In the United States today - education, media, law, family policy, and national security - deconstruction clashes with classical liberalism.

Domestic Faction in a Republic, Part II

Jun 24, 2010 by George Seaver |

Renaissance and Enlightenment authors, as well as the U.S. founding fathers, saw the need to control factions in order to preserve the life of the republic.

Domestic Faction in a Republic, Part I

Jun 23, 2010 by George Seaver |

Postmodern ideology, with its roots in higher education, is the source of poisonous faction in the United States today, writes George Seaver. But in the ancient Greek republics, factions were often beneficial.

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part IV

Mar 17, 2010 by George Seaver |

To what degree has postmodernism's influence on American education, media, corporations, law, families, and military eroded our concern for public virtue?

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part III

Mar 16, 2010 by George Seaver |

America's animating principle at its founding was virtue; its inhabitants instinctively claim that virtue, appealing to "liberty and justice for all."

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part II

Mar 15, 2010 by George Seaver |

Enlightenment thinkers concluded that the balance of power can recover its stability but that the loss of public virtue occurs slowly and is not recoverable.

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part I

Mar 12, 2010 by George Seaver |

Public virtue in the ancient republics meant moral excellence necessary for political stability and achievement in government.

The Paradox of Constitutional and Post-1965 Civil Rights

Jun 15, 2009 by George Seaver |

The Jeffersonian ideal clashes with the new concept of civil rights based on the diversity doctrine, "All groups are inherently different."

Postmodern Immunity

Mar 23, 2009 by George Seaver |

Deconstruction's toll on liberal education and the American university