Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Civil War

Historical Insanity

Horrifying Similarities between Modern America and Revolutionary France

I came to this conclusion by asking what historical interlude most resembles modern America. Frighteningly, I always came to the same conclusion: 1780s France. Unfortunately, few of America’s leaders seem to grasp the analogy.

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The Danger from Minority Rule

Back in 1860 it was not minority rule that led to Civil War – it was the end of minority rule. The violence was triggered by the election of a President (Lincoln) and a Congress (Republicans) that represented the majority. The minority fearing they had no place in the new America revolted.

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