Tocqueville Teaches: How to Avoid Poverty in America

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Alexis de Tocqueville is known for his classic work, Democracy in America in which he comments on nineteenth century social life in America. However, very few are familiar with another work of his that sheds great light on what is happening in America today. That work is his Memoir on Pauperism. It could have been … Read more

The Concept of Universals

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The concept universals contains something very ordered and organic, without which one cannot imagine well-constructed forms of government or other forms of social organization. We should seek the universality of things and not just limit ourselves to the immediate thing at hand. If we do not form an idea of the entirety of something, of … Read more

A Great Sadness Over the Nation

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One of the quotes from Return to Order does much to explain the sadness and depression that has descended upon our nation. This can be seen in the number of professionals treating those afflicted with mental unhappiness and illnesses. The quote is: “As Ronald Dworkin pointed out in a 2010 paper for the Hoover Institution, … Read more

Individuality Versus Individualism

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There are those who claim individualism allows a person to develop himself. We must make a distinction between individuality and individualism. Man manifests his individuality when he fully develops his personality and talents by which he is different from others. At the same time, individuality encourages man to develop his intensely social character by participating … Read more

When Rats Jump on to Sinking Ships

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It is said that when a ship starts sinking, rats onboard have a sixth sense about what is going to happen and are the first to jump on to the nearest flotsam to save their lives. The analogy has often been used to describe the cowardly antics of those who flee lost causes. We are … Read more

Return to Order at CPAC

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Written by TFP.org Every year, thousands of activists from all across the country gather for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. to discuss the state of the conservative movement. On March 14-16, members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) participated in the conference with a … Read more

Return to Order: West Coast Signings

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Written by TFP.org. The book Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go, was the central theme of conferences in Los Angeles and Sacramento on March 9-10. The book launching coincided with regional conferences held every year by The … Read more

Return to Order: Defining What Really Matters

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by Roark Mitzell. In that tumultuous and troubled decade of the sixties, one of the revolutionary mantras of the generation was, “Suppose they gave a war and no one came?” Such a pacifistic fantasy is the stuff of which utopian dreams are made. Such an unrealistic fantasy should remind us, as well, that when espousing … Read more

A Book Signing in Hazleton

At a March 3 book signing in Hazleton, Penn., author John Horvat II presented his work, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go. Nearly sixty people attended the afternoon conference held at the popular Top of the 80’s restaurant/conference center. … Read more

Why Return to Order?

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Interview with John Horvat II, Author of Return to Order * John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, author and regular contributor to Crusade Magazine. His writings have appeared worldwide in numerous publications and websites. For more than two decades, he has been researching and writing about the socio-economic crisis inside the … Read more