Ernest Renan, a nineteenth-century French philosopher, noted, “Getting its history wrong is part of being a nation.” This truth has profound implications, chief among which is that the cultural and political trajectory of a nation is determined not only by its past, but also – and to a greater extent – by the stories it […]
Articles by Robin Koerner
A collection of articles written by Robin Koerner that pertain to Liberty, the Art of Political Persuasion, psychology, culture and issues of the day that concern us all.
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The American Liberty movement is no longer nascent. Its mainstreaming is under way, as evidenced by this article in the New York Times — the paper that (almost) defines the American mainstream — about the impact of liberty-focused activists on the (“mainstream”) Republican party, as reflected at CPAC last week. Both culturally and politically, libertarianism […]
“If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” – Mark 3:25 “Politics at its purest is philosophy in action” – Margaret Thatcher “Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.” – Thomas Jefferson Whereas to many outside the liberty movement, including the mainstream media, politicians like […]
Four years ago, Ron Paul filled stadiums with tens of thousands people. His natural heir to those numbers – and in fact, his natural heir – is Rand Paul. But in this presidential cycle, the huge excited audiences that are filling stadiums for an insurgent, anti-establishment presidential candidate are mostly coming to see Bernie Sanders […]
Last month I did something I’d done only once before: I went to a range and shot some guns. Lots of guns. All shapes, ages and sizes. This is a very strange thing to do for a guy born British. Guns feature nowhere in British culture. Accordingly, I was unsurprised by the reaction of my […]