When Institutions Decay

Niall Ferguson’s The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die is intriguing since the title reflects what should be an obvious connection: Social institutions do affect economies. The noted British historian’s latest book is … Continue reading

What Has Happened to Community?

In modern society, there is no longer the sense of communal space where conversation and leisure normally took place. There is no longer a feeling of community where people sense the satisfaction of being together. … Continue reading

When Was Musical Harmony Invented?

At the time of the Romans and Greeks, all voices and instruments sang and played a single musical line. They had no idea of creating harmonies. Historian Rodney Stark reveals that, “It was medieval musicians … Continue reading

Toward Virtuous Leadership: Fixing the Military’s Moral Compass

By Lieutenant Colonel David G. Bolgiano, USAF, Retired* Alexandre Havard writes in Virtuous Leadership on the importance and relevance of the cardinal virtues – prudence, fortitude (or courage), temperance (or self-control) and justice – to … Continue reading