Articles written by Lucas M. Walsh

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  • A Perpetual Now

    Lucas M. Walsh, Editor|Updated Nov 23, 2022

    It has been said that fortune favors the bold, or that the world rewards results, and this might be true, however pedestrian it may sound. In my view, this is an example of a truism; a statement or proposition that is self evidently true yet does nothing to enrich the conversation. My brother in-law once said “When you hear advice, always consider carefully the character of the person who gives it before you act.” So, I call you to examine the nature of the people from whom you may have heard the opening sentiment. Have the...

  • To Covet the Past: A Post-Election Epistle to the Contemplative

    Lucas M. Walsh, Editor|Updated Nov 17, 2022

    “Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest – forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.” The above quote is taken from a book first published in 1951, by Hannah Arendt, regarded by some today as an influential political theorist. The excerpt appears in the opening of The Origins of Totalitarianism, written in the wake of World War II. After having lived...

  • On The Moral Advantages of a Free Press Being Necessary For the Survival of a Free People

    Lucas M. Walsh, Editor|Updated Nov 10, 2022

    It it not enough for a mode of disseminating information to be free from governmental oversight, or to be nearly completely unfettered by law; it must be inspired, if not wholly instructed by and reliant upon individuals of some intellectual and moral integrity. This integrity, such as I will describe it, is answerable to an authority not contaminated by private interest and the unchecked motivation toward capital gain. Albert Pike, writer and scholar, once wrote that “When public misfortunes shall be turned to private p...

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