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Re: Accentuate the Positive

 

Bill Clinton gleefully predicted this development.  I know he was technically the first black president, but did Bill ever look in the mirror?   Or perhaps he is like the man described by James: " For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;  for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was."  (That was for Aaron's benefit.)

In writing my next Perspective, I came across Richard Maxwell Brown's profound prediction that America's evil and violent tradition of Stand Your Ground laws will be swept away by a flood of immigrants from peaceful  third world countries.  Like, for example, Mexico or  Cambodia or South Africa.

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is the former editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is the author of The Politics of Human Nature, Montenegro: The Divided Land, and The Morality of Everyday Life, named Editors' Choice in philosophy by Booklist in 2005. He is the coauthor of The Conservative Movement and the editor of Immigration and the American Identity. He holds a Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Rockford Institute, he taught classics at the University of Miami of Ohio, served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, and was headmaster at the Archibald Rutledge Academy. He has been published in, among others, The Spectator (London), Independent on Sunday (London), Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, National Review, Classical Journal, Telos, and Modern Age. He and his wife, Gail, have four children and four grandchildren.

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