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"edmund burke" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:42 min | 3 weeks ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on WTOP

"Stories we're following for you this morning here at home it was a shooting in broad daylight Friday a log of busy D.C. street Four people were shot three adults and a child three of them went to the hospital Traffic was snarled near the in the area for hours near UDC due to this investigation People were evacuated from their homes Some who were already out could not get back home because the area was cordoned off as police searched for the suspect The Edmund Burke school was also put on lockdown and later on the suspect was found dead inside a 5th floor apartment D.C. police chief Robert Conti says investigators found more than 6 firearms inside the suspect's apartment to include several long guns Multiple multiple rounds of ammunition and handguns as well Conti described the apartment as a sniper set up and said things could have been worse There could have been a lot of damage done more damage done in lives lost as a result of what this gunman did If there's any bright side Not more people than what were hurt ended up being hurt But this did spark memories of horror from two decades ago When we had the sniper the D.C. sniper situation unfolding Unfortunately that situation unfolded over the course of several days This incident was over and resolved in a matter of a few hours Liz Anderson WTO news A man tried to set himself on fire last evening Friday evening in front of the U.S. Supreme Court happened around 6 30 last night the man was airlifted to a local hospital that area remains closed for investigation this morning He had 1233 I'm bob or founder and chairman of Burke America parts group a family of brands that includes repair clinic dot com and appliance in HVAC part solution company that's grown into an international.

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Allen West: Europeans Need to Confront Evil

Mark Levin

00:58 sec | 3 months ago

Allen West: Europeans Need to Confront Evil

"You know when I look at it and being a student of history we tried to do the European powers tried to do the exact same thing with Adolf Hitler They said Sudan at no big deal take it ethnic Germans And they said Czechoslovakia no big deal Take Czechoslovakia The next thing you know you have to blitzkrieg action against Poland We'll look at what is happening here with the eastern Ukrainian region with Crimea and all of this happened during the Obama administration with Putin saw weakness We held Amit bay during the Trump administration because he saw strength Ronald Reagan peace through strength But now with the Biden administration he sees this as a window of opportunity not just him but also Xi Jinping will see this as a window of opportunity So I think we have to get back to having a strong foreign policy a strong national security posture and somehow the Europeans got to step up and understand that they've got to confront evil and I think one of the things that I'm reminded of So Edmund Burke who said all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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Border Patrol Agents Get Into Heated Exchange With Leadership During Mayorkas Visit

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:48 min | 3 months ago

Border Patrol Agents Get Into Heated Exchange With Leadership During Mayorkas Visit

"The Biden administration has for cynical political reasons. Essentially left the border open porous. And people are pouring through a record numbers of people. It seems like every month we exceed the record of the previous month, the latest data from December shows a another record, 180,000 people across the border in December, surpassing the previous numbers to give you an idea only 75,000 crossed in December of 2020. So a big surge. And this is all being done, not just with the complicity, but with the invitation of Majorca, Kamala Harris, and of course President Biden himself. You can imagine what it's like to be a border patrol agent. And if you want to just get a sense of the kind of frustration that border patrol agents feel and being asked to do a job in an impossible situation, take a peek at this. Listen. If we're going to mention the number of exactly what's happening, this men are doing nothing. You're allowing the new aim here to talk about communities. You are doing something. You are. Your rescue and people every day. You're taking 5th all on streets every day. You're taking that benefit on the different ways. In the history of our country. In one year, in this country. So what's happening here? Well, Alex Mallorca is the head of the Department of Homeland Security DHS in town, and of course this is just bringing out the anger of the ordinary border patrol agents. And here's border patrol chief raul Ortiz. And he's in Laredo, Texas. And he's sort of trying to calm the border patrol agents and sort of put on a brave face like they're doing the best job they can and they're not having it. So Ortiz is basically saying, well, listen, you know, we're still doing a lot of good work, guys. You know, we're still stopping the fentanyl as best we can. And the border patrol agents are having none of it. They're saying, listen, there's record numbers of fentanyl coming in. They're coming in apparently with the kind of wink wink of the Biden administration. And so what are we even doing here? We can't even use the word illegal. We can't call them illegal aliens. And then, of course, Ortiz goes, well, you call them illegals right now. I'm not firing you, am I? So you've got a guy who's a supervisor, and he's obviously an apparatchik. In other words, he has to represent the Biden administration. He has to pretend like their jobs are not being systematically abused. But I love the line where one of the agents is in effect quoting Edmund Burke. That's exactly what's happening here. Good men are doing nothing.

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Edmund Burke and the Birth of Traditional Conservatism

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:24 min | 5 months ago

Edmund Burke and the Birth of Traditional Conservatism

"Burke, the father of western conservatism. Wrote a great book reflections on the French Revolution. Famously said that a properly ordered society has a three tied knot. It's a compact. So social contract theorists range from Jean Jacques Rousseau to John Locke, to Thomas Hobbes, and Edmund Burke is never looped into a social contract theorist, but he did make a very significant contribution into what he believed a moral society would have as their north star. What he thought of what a north society a moral society should have as their central operating thesis, which is a three type not. A look at the sacrifices in the history and the culture and the tradition that came before you. A focus on the immediate and what we're living through, but most importantly, the generation that is yet to be born and the country we're trying to pass down. That is literally where we get the word conservative from. When we are recklessly spending trillions of dollars we don't have, what are we conserving exactly? Now I know at times for whatever reason, this is no longer the sexiest story to talk about on the right. It seems as if we are now in the era of big deficits and debt and that we just kind of allow ourselves to be hypnotized by the capital flow of cheap money.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:42 min | 8 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Reflections on the revolution in france. This is a liberal. Vox recording all liberal. Vox recordings are in the public domain reflections on the revolution in france and on the proceedings in certain societies in london relative to that event in a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in paris. Seventeen ninety by edmund burke. A man is fallen indeed when he is thus splattered the anodyne draft of oblivion thus drug is well calculated to preserve a galling wakefulness and to feed the living. Ulcer of a corroding memory thus to administer the opium portion of amnesty powdered with all the ingredients of scorn and contempt is to hold to his lips instead of the bottom of hurt mines the cup of human misery full to the brim into force him to drink it to the draze yielding two reasons at least as forceable as those which were so delicately urged complement on the new year. The king of france will probably endeavor to forget these events and that compliment but history who keeps a durable record of all our acts and exercises her awful censure over the proceedings of all sorts of sovereigns will not forget either those events for the era of this liberal refinement in intercourse of mankind. History will record that on the morning of the sixth of october seventeen eighty nine. The king and queen of france after a day of confusion alarm dismay and slaughter lay down under the pledge security of public faith to indulge nature in a few hours of respite and troubled melancholy repose. From this sleep the queen was i startled by the voice of the sentinel her door who cried out to her to save herself by flight that this was the last proof of fidelity he could give that they were upon him and he was dead instantly he was cut down a band of cruel ruffians in assassins reeking with his blood rush into the chamber of the queen and pierced with a hundred strokes of bandits and pine yards in the bed from whence this persecuted woman had but just time to fly almost naked and through ways unknown to the murderers had escaped to seek refuge at the feet of a king and husband not secure of his own life for a moment this king to say no more of him and this queen and their infant children who once would have been the pride and hope of a great and generous people were then forced to abandon the sanctuary of the most splendid palace in the world which they left swimming in blood polluted by massacre and strewed with scattered limbs and mutilated carcasses thence they were conducted into the capital of their kingdom to had been selected from the unprovoked unresisted promiscuous slaughter which was made of the gentleman birth and family who composed the king's bodyguard. These two gentlemen with all the parade of an execution of justice were cruelly and publicly dragged to the block and beheaded in the great court of the palace their heads were stuck upon spears and led the procession whilst the royal captives who followed in the train where slowly moved along amidst the horrid yells and trilling screens and frantic dances and infamous contingencies. And all the unutterable abominations of the fury's of hell in the abused shape of the violence of women after they had been made to taste drop-by-drop more than the bitterness of death in the slow torture of journey of twelve miles..

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:30 min | 9 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Human body are frequently found in beautiful ones because they are generally found in all mankind but if it can be shown to that they are found without beauty in that beauty frequently exists without them and that this beauty where it exists always can be assigned to other less equivocal causes it will naturally lead us to conclude that proportion and beauty are not ideas of the same nature the true opposite to beauty is not disproportionate or deformity but ugliness and as it proceeds from causes opposite to those positive beauty. We cannot consider it until we come to treat of that. Between beauty and ugliness there is a sort of mediocrity in which the assigned proportions are most commonly found but this has no effect upon the passions section. Six fitness knocked the cause of beauty. It is said that the idea of utility war of parts being well adapted to answer. It's end is the cause of beauty or indeed beauty itself. If it were not for this opinion it had been impossible for the doctrine of proportion to have held. Its ground very long. The world would be soon weary of hearing of measures which related nothing either of natural principle or a fitness to answer some end the idea which mankind most commonly conceive of proportion is the suitable -ness of means to certain ends and where this is not the question very seldom trouble themselves about the effect of different measures of things therefore it was necessary for this theory to insist that not only artificial but natural objects took their beauty from the fitness of the parks for their several purposes. But in framing this theory. I am apprehensive. That experience was not sufficiently consulted for on that principle the wedge lakes now of swine with its top cartilage of the end. The little sunk is and the whole macomb the head so well adapted to its offices of digging in rooting would be extremely beautiful. The green bag hanging to the bill of pelican. A thing highly useful to this animal would be likewise is beautiful in our is the hedgehog so well secured against all assaults by his prickly hide in the porcupine with his missile quills would be then considered as creatures of no small elegance. There are few animals whose parts are better contrive in those of a monkey. He has the hands of a man joined to the springy limbs of a beast. He is admirably calculated for running leaping grappling in climbing and yet there are few animals which seem to have less beauty in the eyes of all mankind. I needs a little on the trunk of the elephants of such various usefulness and which is so far from contributing to his beauty. How will hit. It is the wolf for running leaping. How admirably is the lion armed for battle.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:28 min | 9 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Perceivable beauty in the beauty is so far from belong to the idea of custom that in reality what affects us in. That manner is extremely rare and uncommon. Beautiful straights since as much by novelty as deformed itself. It is dawson moose. Species of animals with which we are acquainted. And it's long of a new species represented. We should by no means wait until costume had settled an ideal proportion before we decided concerning beauty or ugliness which shows the general idea of beauty in be no more owing to customary than to nationals. Apportion deformity arises from the long of the common proportions but the necessary results of their existence in any object is not beauty if we suppose proportion natural things to be relative to costume and use the nature of using custom will show that beauty which is a positive and powerful quality cannot result from. We are so wonderful. Wealthy are creatures vehemently desirous of novelties. We are strongly attached to habit and custom but it is not the nature of things told us by customers to affect us very little wall. Street are in possession of them but strongly when they are absent. I remember to frequent in a certain face every day for a long time together and i may truly say that so far from finding pleasure in it. It was effective of florida's weariness in discounts. I came. I went turn out measures yet. If by any means that passed by the usual time of going bitter remarkably uneasy and was not my until i thought into my old tracks laid when you snuck. Take it almost without being sensible. That they'd take any acute sense of snow is dead. So is the fuel. Hardly anything from sharp a stimulus yet the prominent the snuff takers of his box and he is the most uneasy mortals in the world indeed so far use inhabit from being causes of pleasure merely as such that the effect of constant uses to make all things of whatever kind entirely on effective for as you set lots takes off a team full effect of many things it reduces the pleasurable affect in others in the same manner and brings both to a sort of mediocrity and indifference very justly use called a second nature and our natural home state is one of absolute indifference equally. Prepare for pains or pleasure but when we are thrown out of this state or deprived of anything requisite to maintain us in winless. Chance does not by pleasure from some mechanical. 'cause we are always hurt. It is so with the second nature custom all things which relate to it thus the wand of the usual proportions in men and other animals is sure to disgust. though their presence is by no means any calls of real pleasure. It is true that the proportions lay down as causes of beauty in the.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:50 min | 9 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"And it is this idea of a common form that makes the proportion of parts at all regarded and not the operation of any natural. 'cause indeed little consideration will make it appear that it is not measure but manner the creates all the beauty which belongs to shape. What length do we borrow from these boasted. Proportions only study ornamental design. It seems amazing to me that artists if they were as well convinced as they pretend to be that proportion is a principal cause of beauty have not buy them at all times accurate measurements of all sorts of beautiful animals to help them proper proportions when they would contrive anything elegant especially as they frequently assert that it is from an observation of the beautiful in nature. They directed practice. I know that it has been said. Long since echoed backward and forward from one writer to another one thousand times that the proportions of building have been taken from those of the human body to make this force analogy complete. They represent a man with his arms raised extended full lane and then describe a source square as it is formed by passing lines along extremities in this strange they but it appears very clearly to me that the human figure never supply the architect with any of his ideas for in the first place. Men are very rarely seen in this strained posture. It is not natural to them. Neither is it at all becoming. Secondly the view of the human figure so disposed does not naturally suggest the idea of a square but rather of a cross as that large space between the arms and the ground must be filled with something before can make anybody thinks of a square. Thirdly several buildings are by no means of the form of that particular square which are notwithstanding planned by the best architects and produce in effect altogether as good and perhaps a better and certainly nothing could be more unaccountably whimsical than for an architect to model his performance by the human figure. Since no two things can have less resemblance or analogy than a man and a house or a temple. Do we need to observe. Their purposes are entirely different. What i am apt to suspect. Is this that. These analogies were devised to give credit to the works of art by showing conformity between them and the noblest works in nature not that the latter served at all to supply hints for the perfection of the former. And i am the more fully convinced that the patrons of portion have transferred their artificial ideas to nature and not borrowed from thence the proportions they use in works of ours because in any discussion of this subject. They always quit as soon as possible. The open-field of natural beauties the animal and vegetable kingdoms and fortify themselves within the artificial lines and angles of architecture from there is a man content on sports central density to make themselves their views in their works. The measure of excellence in everything will so ever therefore having observed that their dwellings were most commodious infirm when they were thrown into regular figures parks answerable to each other may transfer these ideas to their gardens and turns trees into pillars pyramids in otis. They formed the hedges into so many green walls and fashioned our walks into squares triangles in other mathematical figures was exactness symmetry and they thought if they were not imitating they will at least improve in nature and teaching her know her business but nature has last escaped from their discipline in their fetters and our gardens if nothing else declares we begin to feel that mathematical ideas are not the measures of beauty and surely they are as full as little so in the animal and vegetable world floor. Is it not extraordinary. As in these fine descriptive pieces these innumerable owes elegies which are in the mouth of all the world's and many of which have been the entertainment of ages that in these.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

02:54 min | 9 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"New must renounce your rules you must lay by the scale encompass and look out for some other cause of beauty for if beauty be attached certain measures which operate from principal in nature why should similar parse with different measures of proportion found to have beauty. And this too in the very same species but to open our view a little. It is worth observing that almost all animals have parts of very much the same nature and destined merely to the same purposes ahead neck body feed eyes ears nose and mouth yet. Providence to provide in the best manner for their several wants to display the riches of his wisdom and goodness in his creation has worked out of these few and similar organs in members. A diversity hardly short of infinite in their disposition measures in relation but as we have before observe amidst this infinite diversity one particular is common to many species several of the individuals which compose them are capable of affecting us with a sense of loveliness and whilst they agree in producing this effect. They differ extremely in the relative measures of those parts which have produced it. These considerations were sufficient to induce me to reject the notion of any particular proportions that operated by nature to produce a pleasing effect. But those who will agree with me in regard to a particular proportion are strongly pre possessed in favor of one more indefinite. They imagined that although beauty in annex know certain measures common to the several kinds of pleasing plants and animals yet that there is a certain portion in each species absolutely essential to the beauty of that particular kind if we consider the animal world in general we find beauty confined to know certain measures but as some peculiar measure in relation of parts is what distinguishes each peculiar class of animals. It must of necessity be that the beautiful and each kind we found in the measures in proportions of that kind for otherwise it would be a gate from its proper species become in some sort monstrous however no species is so strictly confined any certain portions that there is not a considerable variation amongst the individuals at as it has been shown of the human so it may be shown of the brute kinds that beauty is found in differently in all the proportions which each kind cabinet without quitting. It's common form..

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

02:36 min | 9 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"It should like one twice. The circumference of the ritz and infinity of observations of this kind are to be found in the writings and conversations of names but what relation has the calf of the leg to the neck or either of these parts to the wrist. These proportions are certainly be found. Hanson bodies. They are certainly awfully ones as any who will take the pains to try a fine. May i do not know but they may be lease perfect and some of the most beautiful. You may asong any proportions. You pleased every part of the human body. And i that a painter shell religiously observed them all and notwithstanding produce if he pleases a very of the figures the same painter shock considerably deviate from these proportions and produce a very beautiful one and indeed it may be observed in the masterpieces of the ancient and modern statuary that several of them differ very widely from the proportions of others in parks very conspicuous in great consideration and that they differ no less from the proportions. We find living men of forms extremely striking and agreeable and after all. How're the partisans of proportion beauty agreed amongst themselves about the proportions of the human body. Some hold it to be seven heads. Some make aid lost other extended even to ten a vast difference in such a small number of division others take other methods of estimating the proportions and all with equal success. There are these proportions exactly the same in all handsome. Men are they all. The proportions found beautiful women. Nobody will say that they are yet. Both sexes are undoubtedly capable of beauty in the female. The greatest which advantage i believe will hardly be attributed to the superior exactness of proportion in the fair sex that us rest a moment on this point. Consider how much difference there is between the measures the prevail in many similar parts of the body in the two sexes of this single species. Only if you assign any determinate proportions to the limbs of a man and if you limit human beauty to these proportions when you find a woman who differs in the megan measure of almost every part you must conclude her not.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:42 min | 9 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"It's this liberal. Vox recording is in the public domain philosophical inquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and the beautiful by edmund burke part three section three proportion not the cause of beauty in that proportion has a small share in the formation of beauty as full as evident among animals here. The greatest variety of shapes and dispositions of parks are well fitted to excite this idea. The swan confessing really beautiful. Burr has a net longer than the rest of his body. And but a very short hale. Is this a beautiful portion. You must allow that. It is but then what shall we say to the peacock who has comparatively but a short neck with a tale longer than the neck and the rest of the body taken together. How many birds are there. That vary infinitely from each of these standards and from every other which you can fix with proportions. Different in often directly opposite to each other and yet many of these birds are extremely beautiful when upon considering them we find nothing in any one part that might determine us off priori to say what the others ought to be nor indeed guess anything about them but what experience might show to be full of disappointment than mistake and with regard to the callers either birds or flowers for their something similar in the coloring of both whether they are considered in their extension or predation. There is nothing proportion to be observe. Some are but one single color others have all the colors of the rainbow. Some are of the primary colors. Others are of the mixed in shore in attentive observer may soon conclude. There's as little proportion in the coloring as in the shapes of these objects turn next to beasts examined the head of a beautiful horse find proportion that bears to his body and to his.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:48 min | 10 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"The forenoon of the fourth of november last dr richard price in non-conforming minister of eminence preached at the dissenting meeting house of the old jewelry to his club or society. A very extraordinary miscellaneous sermon in which there are some good moral and religious sentiments and not. Ill expressed mixed up in a sort of porridge of various political opinions and reflections. But the revolution in france is the grand ingredient in the cauldron. I consider the address transmitted by the revolution society to the national assembly through earl stanhope as originating in the principles of the sermon and as a corollary from them it was moved by the preacher of that discourse it was passed by those who came wreaking from the effect of the sermon without any censure or qualification expressed or implied. If however any of the gentlemen concerned shall wish to separate the sermon from the resolution. They know how to acknowledge the one and to disavow the other. They may do it. I cannot for my part. I looked on that sermon as the public declaration of a man much connected with literary cabela's and intriguing philosophers with political theologians and theological politicians those at home and abroad. I know they set him up as a sort of oracle because with the best intentions in the world. He naturally philip sizes and chance. His prophetic song in exact unison with their designs. That sermon is in a strain. Which i believe has not been hurt in this kingdom in any of the pulpits which are tolerated or encouraged in it since the year. Sixteen forty eight when a predecessor of dr price. The reverend hugh peters made the vault of the king's own chapel at saint james ring with the honor and privilege of the saints who with the quote high praises of god in their mouths and a two edged sword in their hands were to execute judgment on the heathen and punishments upon the people to buy their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron unquote from psalm. One forty nine. Few harangues from the pulpit. Except in the days of your league in france or in the days of our solemn league and covenant in england have ever less of the spirit of moderation than this lecture in the old jewelry supposing however that something like moderation were visible in this political sermon yet politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement no sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of christian charity the cause of civil liberty and civil government gains as little as that of religion by this confusion of duties those who quit their proper character to assume what does not belong to them are for the greater part ignorant. Both of the character they leave and of the character they assume wholly unacquainted with the world in which they are so fond of meddling an inexperienced in all its affairs on which they pronounce with so much confidence they have nothing politics but the passions they excite surely. The church is a place where one day's truce ought to be allowed to the dissensions and animosities of mankind. This pulpit style revived after so long. Discontinuance had to me the era of novelty in other novelty. Not wholly without danger. I do not charge this danger..

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:16 min | 10 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Liberal. Vox dot org reflections. On the revolution in france and on the proceedings in certain societies in london relative to that event in a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in paris. Seventeen ninety by edmund burke an introduction by the author it may not be unnecessary to inform the reader that the following reflections had their origin in a correspondence between the author. And a very young gentleman paris. who did him. The honour of desiring his opinion upon the important transactions which then and ever since have so much occupied the attention of all men. An answer was written sometime in the month of october. Seventeen eighty nine but it was kept back upon prudential considerations. That letter is alluded. To in the beginning of the following sheets it has been since forwarded to the person to whom it was addressed the reasons for the delay in sending it were assigned in short letter to the same gentleman this produced on his part a new and pressing application for the author's sentiments. The author began a second in more full discussion on the subject. This he had some thoughts publishing early in the last spring but the matter gaining upon him he found that what he had undertaken not only far exceeded the measure of a letter but that its importance required rather a more detailed consideration than at that time he had any leisure to bestow upon it however having thrown down his first thoughts in the form of a letter and indeed when he sat down to write having intended for a private letter he found it difficult. Change the form of address when his sentiments had grown into a greater extent and had received another direction a different plan he is sensible might be more favorable to commodious division and distribution of.

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What Is Western Civilization and Is It Better Than Other Civilization Projects?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:15 min | 10 months ago

What Is Western Civilization and Is It Better Than Other Civilization Projects?

"Us through first of all what is western civilization. Thank you charlie. Thanks turning point for having me ny. I'd be remiss if i didn't also thanked charlie to being a newsweek columnist. So thank you for that and yeah great to be here. You know got dinner last night. We were joking about how we can possibly talk about how to save the west thirty minutes. So let's kind of dive writer and get right to the point here. So leo strauss famously defined western civilization kind of the ever existing tension between jerusalem anathemas between the bible and between kind of greco. Roman reason if you will. I think that's a good place to start a research fellow at the edmund burke foundation. Which is your arm zones. think tank. It's a home for kind of national conservatism. And we think of the nation state. The nation state is being directly derived from the hebrew. Bible actually the tribes of israel themselves going to be the original the og nation state. If will so. I think just recovering a sense of biblical identity and the importance of the nation state. In contrast to globalism in contrast to all sorts of utopian global ideals is a good place to start so it starts with the bible truths jerusalem athens and then obviously rome as well. Which is you. Don't more my good friends territory. Of course there's a lot there and so so rob. You have an interesting perspective on this. So can you tell us what does what makes the west difference. Why is this worth preserving and dare we say is the west better than other civilization projects currently or previously. So i would define the west. An not too dissimilar from josh shared as the combination of greek philosophy roman law and judeo christian religion and What's what's special about that combination. Is this view that a man and woman are at home in the world that there is that using reason we can understand the world and because we are part of a whole that is legible whole that can be discovered using reason we can also understand what it means to be happy as a human

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:32 min | 11 months ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Liberal. Vox dot org reflections. On the revolution in france and on the proceedings in certain societies in london relative to that event in a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in paris seventeen ninety by edmund burke section thirteen the advocates for this revolution not satisfied with exaggerating the vices of their ancient government strike at the fame of their country itself by painting. Almost all that could have attracted the attention of strangers. I mean they're nobility in their clergy as objects of horror. If this were only a liable there had not been much in it but it has practical consequences head your nobility and gentry who formed the great body of your landed man and the whole of your military officers resemble those of germany at the period when the hans towns were necessitated to confederate against the nobles in defense of their property. Had they been like the orsini invitably. In italy who used to sally from their fortified dens to rob the trader and traveler. Had they been such as the mama luke's in egypt or the players on the coast of malabar. I do admit that to critical and inquiry might not be advisable into the means of freeing the world from such a nuisance. The statues of equity and mercy might be veiled for a moment. The tenderest minds confounded with the dreadful exigent in which morality submits to the suspension of. Its own rules. In favor of its own principles might turn aside whilst fraud and violence were accomplishing the destruction of a pretended nobility which disgraced whilst persecuted human nature. The person's most imporant from blood and treason and arbitrary confiscation might remain silent spectators to this civil war between the vices. But did the privilege nobility who met under the kings precept at versailles in seventeen eighty nine or their constituents deserve to be looked on as the heirs. Or mama luke's of this age. Or as the orsini envy tally of ancient times. If i had been asked the question. I should have passed for madman. What have they since done that. They were to be driven into exile that their persons should be hunted about mangled and tortured. Their families dispersed their houses late in ashes and that their orders should be abolished and the memory of it if possible extinguished by ordaining them to change the very names by which they were usually known. Read their instructions to their representatives. They breathe the spirit of liberty as warmly and they recommend reformation as strongly as any other order their privileges relative to contribution were voluntarily surrendered as the king from the beginning surrendered all pretense to a right of taxation upon a free constitution. There was but one opinion. In france the absolute monarchy was at an end it breathes. It's last without a groan without struggle. Without convulsion all the struggle all the dissension arose afterwards upon the preference of a despotic democracy to a government of reciprocal control. The triumph of the victorious. Party was over the principles of a british constitution. I have observed the affectation which for many years past has prevailed.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"A tale exciting admiration is both are full of action both are passionate and both are voyages battles triumphs in continual changes of fortune the admirers don bellini perhaps not understand the refined language of the ad. Who if it was degraded into the style of the pilgrim's progress might feel it in all its energy on the same principle which made him admirers of don belly army. In his favourite author he is not shocked with the continual breaches of probability the confusion of times the offenses against manners the trampling upon geography for he knows nothing of geography in chronology. Any has never examined the grounds of probability he perhaps means of a shipwreck on the coast of bohemia holy taken up with so interesting in event and only solicitous for the fate of his hero. He is not in the least troubled at this extravagant blunder. For why should he be shocked at a shipwrecked. On the coast of bohemia who does not know but that bohemia may be an island in the atlantic ocean and after all what reflections this on the natural good taste of the person here supposed so far then is taste belongs to the imagination. It's principle is the same in all men. There is no difference in the manner of there being affected nor in the causes of the affection but in the degree there is a difference which arises from two causes principally either from greater degree of natural sensibility or from closer longer attention to the object to illustrate this by the procedure of the senses. In which the same differences found. Let us suppose a very smooth marbled hailed be set before two men they both proceeded to be smooth and they are both pleased with it because of this quality so far they agree but suppose another and after that another table the latter still smoother than the former. Be set before them. It is now very possible that these men who are so agreed upon what a smooth and the pleasure from vents will disagree when they come to settle which cable has the advantage in point of polish. Here is indeed the great difference between tastes when men come to compare the excess or venetian of things which are judged by degree and not by measure nor is it easy when such difference arises to settle the point if the excess or mnuchin be not glaring. If we different opinion about two quantities we can have recourse to common measure which may decide the question with the utmost exactness. And this i take. It is what gives mathematical knowledge a crater certainty than any other but in things whose success is not judged by greater or smaller s smoothness and roughness and softness darkness and light the shades of colors. All these are very easily distinguished when the difference is anyway considerable but not when it is minute for want of some common measures which perhaps may never come to be discovered in these cases supposing the acuteness of the sense equal the greater attention inhabit in such things. We'll have the advantage in question about the tables..

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Introduction to philosophical inquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and the beautiful by edmund burke box recordings in the public domain philosophical inquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and the beautiful by edmund burke introduction on taste on a superficial view we may seem to differ very widely from each other in our reasonings and no less in our pleasures but notwithstanding this difference which i think to be rather a parent than real it is probable that the standard both of reason and taste is the same in all human creatures for if there were not some principle of judgment as wells of sentiment common to all mankind. Noel hold could possibly be taken either on their season or their passions sufficient to maintain the ordinary correspondence life. It appears indeed to be generally acknowledged that with regard to truth and falsehood. There is something fixed. We find people in their disputes continually appealing to certain tests in standards which are allowed on all sides and are supposed to be established in our common nature but there is not the same obvious concurrence in any uniform or settled principles which relate to taste. It is even commonly supposed that this delicate an aerial faculty which seems too volatile to endure. Even the chains of a definition cannot be properly tried by any test nor regulated by any standard. There is so continual call for the exercise of the reasoning facility and it is so much strengthened by perpetual contention. That certain maxim's afraid reason seem to be tacitly settled amongst the most ignorant and the learned have improved on this rude science and reduce those maxims into a system if taste has not been so happily cultivated it was not that the subject was barren but that the laborers were few or negligent for to say the true. There are not saying interesting motives to impel us to fix the one which urges to ascertain the other and after all if men differ in their opinions concerning such matters their differences not attended with the same important consequences else. I make no doubt but that the logic of taste. If i may be allowed the expression.

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Introductory note edmond. Burke was born in dublin in january. Seventeen twenty nine. The son of an attorney. His father was protestant his mother and though the sun followed his father's religion he was always tolerant of the other faith. he was educated at trinity college dublin. Will he took his b seventeen forty eight coming to london two years later to study law but his tastes were more literary than legal and on giving up law against his father's wish before he was called to the bar. He was forced to resort to his pen for a livelihood. The first of his productions to gain notice was his vindication of natural society by late. Noble writer an ironical limitation of the style and arguments bolingbrook carried out with great skill. This pamphlet already showed burke defender of the established order of things in the same year. Seventeen fifty six appeared his famous philosophical inquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful for five years from seventeen fifty nine to seventeen sixty four burks time was largely occupied by his duties. As secretary to william gerard hamilton practically is only publications being in the annual register with which he was connected for many years yet in this period he found time to form intimacies with the famous group containing among others. Garrick sir joshua reynolds and dr johnson during the short administration of lord rockingham burke acted as that nobleman's private secretary and in january seventeen sixty six. He became a member of the house of commons almost at once he came into prominence as a speaker displaying in the debates on american affairs which then occupied the house much independence and a disposition toward a wise expediency rather than a harsh insistence on theoretical sovereignty and dealing with the colonists in seventeen sixty eight burke bought an estate in buckinghamshire for which he was never able to pay full and during most of his life. He was in financial difficulties. During the grafton ministry is chief publication was his thoughts on the present discontents in which he opposed the reviving influence of the court and champion. The interests of the people american affairs continued to engage the attention of parliament and throughout the struggle with the colonies. Burks voice was constantly raised on behalf of a policy of conciliation with the aid of his disciple. Cj fox he forced the retirement of lord north and when the whigs came into power in seventeen eighty two he was made paymaster of the forces aristocratic jealousy and the difficulties of his own temperament kept him out of a cabinet position then and later the next grade issue on which burke employed oratorical talents was the impeachment of warren hastings beginning in seventeen eighty seven. It dragged on for seven years. Burt closing his colossal labor's with a nine day speech though hastings was acquitted burks fervent indignation and supporting the impeachment. And the impeachment itself were indications of the growth of the sense of responsibility for the humane treatment of subject peoples meantime. The sympathy expressed in england for the french revolution in its earlier stages roused burke to express his opposition in his famous reflections in the debates which followed burke became separated from his friends sheridan and fox and finally from his party and he closed his political career in practical isolation on his retirement from parliament. In seventeen ninety four the king granted him a pension which pit found means to increase. But even this well-earned reward. He was not allowed to enjoy without grudging assaults of enemies his last days were spent in vigorous support of the war against france and he died. July eighth seventeen ninety. Seven burke never attained a political office in any degree proportion to his ability and services but he succeeded nevertheless in affecting profoundly the opinion of his time laterally. The house of commons tired of his fervent and imaginative eloquence unwilling perhaps to make the effort necessary to follow his keen intellectual processes but he found through his writings a larger audience. Bacon alone accepted says buckle. Burke was the greatest political thinker who has ever devoted himself to the practice of english politics..

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Is i own not uncommon to be wrong in theory and right in practice and we are happy that it is so men often act right from their feelings who after reason but ill upon them from principle but as it is impossible to avoid an attempted such reasoning and equally impossible to prevent its having some influence on our practice surely it is worth taking some pains to have it just and founded on the basis of Experience we might expect that the artists themselves would have been our surest guides but the artists have been too much occupied in the practice. The philosophers have done little in what they have done was mostly with a view to their own schemes systems. As for those called critics they generally saw the rule of the arts in the wrong place they sought at among poems pictures engraving statues and buildings but art can never give the rules that make an art. This is i believe the reason why artists in general and poets principally have been confined in so narrow they have been rather imitators one another then of nature and this so faithfully uniformity and two so remote in antiquity bet it is hard to say who gave the first model critics follow them and therefore can do little as guides i can judge poorly of anything whilst i measure it by no other standard than itself. The true standard of the arts is in every man's power and an easy observation of the most common. Sometimes of the meanest things in nature will give the truest lights where the greatest city and industry that slight such observation might be of us in dr or what is worse amuse and mislead us by false lights in an inquiry. It has almost everything to be once in a right road. I am satisfied. I have done little by his observations considered themselves. And i never should have taken the pains to digest them much less. Should i have ever ventured to publish them. I was not convinced that nothing tends more to the corruption of science than to suffer it to stack need. These waters must be troubled before they can exert their virtues. A man who works beyond the surface of things though he may be wrong himself yet he clears the way for others in may chance to make even his errors subservient of the cause of truth in the falling parts. I shall inquire what things they are because in the affections of the sublime and beautiful as in this. I have considered the affections themselves. I only desire one fever. That no part of this discourse may be judged by itself and independently of the rest for. I am sensible. I am not disposed by materials to abide the test of captions controversy but of a sober and even forgiving examination. They are not armed at all points for battle but dressed to visit those who are willing to give a peaceful entrance to truth end of part one of philosophical inquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime. And the beautiful by edmund burke..

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

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05:36 min | 1 year ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"The second head to which the passions are referred with relation to their final causes society. Dr to score of societies. The first is the society of sex. The passion belonging to this is called love and it contains a mixture tro lost. Its object is the beauty of women. The other is the great society with man. And all other animals the passion subservient to this is called likewise love but it has no mixture of lust and its object is beauty which is a name. I shall apply to all such qualities in things as induce in us a sense of affection and tenderness or some other passion the most nearly resembling these the passionate love has its rise in positive pleasure. It is like all things which grow out of pleasure capable of being mixed with a mode on easiness that is when an idea of its. Its object is excited in the mind with an idea at the same time having irretrievably lost it. This mixed sense of pleasure. I have not called pain because it turns upon actual pleasure and because it is both in its cause and in most of its effects of nature altogether different next to the general passion. We have for society to choice in which we are directed by the pleasure we have in the object. The particular passion under this head called sympathy has the greatest extent. The nature of this passion is to put us in the place of another in whatever circumstance he is in and to affect us in a like manner so that this passion may as the occasion requires turn either on pain or pleasure but with the modifications mentioned in some cases in section eleven as imitation and preference nothing more need be said section nineteen the conclusion i believed that attempts to range in method is some of our most beating. Passions would be a good preparative to such an inquiry as we are going to make in the ensuing discourse. The passion i have mentioned are almost the only ones which can be necessary to consider in our present design though. The variety of the passionate is great and worthy in every branch of that variety of an attentive investigation the more accurately research into the human mind the stronger traces be everywhere. Find his wisdom. Who made it. If a discourse on the use of the parts of the body may be considered as a him to the creator the use of the passions. Which are the organs of the mind. Inaki barron of priests to him nor unproductive to ourselves of that noble uncommon union of science and admiration which a contemplation of the works of infinite wisdom. Loan can afford to a rational mind whilst referring to him. Whatever we find of right or good or fair ourselves discovering his strength and wisdom even in our own weakness and imperfection honoring them where we discover them clearly and adoring their profundity where we are lost in our surge we may be inquisitive without impertinence and elevated without pride. We may be admitted. If i may dare to say so into the councils of the almighty by consideration of his works the elevation of the mind ought to be the principal end of all our studies. Which if they do not in some measure effect they are very little service to us but besides this great purpose consideration of the rationale of our passion seems to me very necessary for all would affect them upon solid ensure principles. It is not enough to know them in general to affect them after delicate manner or to judge properly of any work designed to affect them..

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"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"edmund burke" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Inquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and the beautiful by edmund burke this litterbox recording is in the public domain a philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and the beautiful by edmund burke part one section nine the final cause of the difference between the passions belonging to self preservation. And those would bar. The society of the sexes the final of the difference in character between the passions which regard self-preservation in those which are directed to the multiplication of the species with illustrate the foregoing remarks yet further. And it is. I imagine worthy of observation. Even upon its own account as the performance of duties of every kind depends upon life and the performing them with vigor and efficacy depends upon hell. We hurry strongly affected with whatever threatens the destruction of either but as we were not made acquiesce in life and health. The simple enjoyment of them is not attended with any real pleasure less satisfied with that. We should give ourselves over to indolence and inaction on the other hand the generation of mankind as a great purpose and it is requisite that men should be animated to the pursuit of it. Buying some great incentive it is therefore attended with a very high pleasure but as it is by no means designed to be our constant business. It does not fit. The absence of this pleasure should be attended with any considerable pain. The difference between ben and brutes in this point seems to be remarkable. Men are at all times pretty equally disposed the pleasures of love because they are to be guided by reason in the time and manner of indulging them had any great pain arisen from the want of his satisfaction reason. I am afraid would find great difficulties in the performance of its office but brutes that obey laws the execution of which their own reason has little share have their stated seasons at such times it is not improbable that the sensation from the wand is very troublesome because the end must be then answered or be missed in many perhaps forever as the inclination returns only with season section ten.

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Impeachment trial of President Trump continues

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05:19 min | 2 years ago

Impeachment trial of President Trump continues

"Baloney this is an effort to overturn the results of one election and to try to interfere in the coming election that begins today in Iowa and we believe that the only proper resolved before applying the golden rule of impeachment if for plying the rules of impeachment that were so eloquently stated by members of the Democratic Party the last time we were here the only appropriate result here is to acquit the president and to leave it to the voters to choose their president White House counsel Patsy Bologna at closing arguments of the impeachment trial of president trump John McConnell is a professor at Georgetown law school what about this argument from the president's attorneys house managers argued quite the opposite so we Lofgren said today if the impeachment in election years was not to be our founders what is said no yes there is no exception written into the constitution for a certain kind of high crimes and misdemeanors that bear upon elections being off limits if anything I think the house managers have the stronger argument here namely that the very conduct at issue in this case bears upon the crowd credibility of our elections so it's not an argument to elect a president go ahead and campaign when he's shown himself to be untrustworthy and willing to to bend the rules and break them what about the appeals to the founders professor Mikhail that we kept hearing really from from both sides as they tried to to couch their their arguments within the the framework of the constitution yeah it's very telling that both sides really went for originalist arguments that it is in some sense it's a reflection of just how strong the gravitational pull of originalism has become in our political and legal culture neither side really took issue with the idea that the correct touchstone or the correct a measure of the impeachable info fences and high crimes and misdemeanors and so forth want to be what the founders intended or what they wrote into the document and apps revealing their other legal and constitutional issues where the the arguments would really go in another direction say for example what counts is cruel and unusual punishment where most persons agree that really the standards that ought to be applied in that kind of a context are contemporary standards not necessarily eighteenth century standards yeah and we kept hearing that from from the the democratic house managers that what the president was accused of is exactly what the the founders meant and certainly the opposite from from the other side which is it what what did the founders intended well does on this point it doesn't matter I think everyone thinks that the history at least matters whether or not it's dispositive I think of another question but really on this question again I have to side on the merits with what the house managers were arguing in the following sense the president's lawyers questioned whether abuse of power counts as a high crime and misdemeanor and they argue that it doesn't the problem with that is that the single most important impeachment that matter to the founders with the impeachment of a man named Warren Hastings in Great Britain it was happening in the British parliament at the very time that the constitution was drafted the chief prosecutor of Hastings was Edmund Burke of political theory fame who used to be incidentally a hero to American conservatives Edmund Burke is one of the people that they tend to look to for their founding ideals and ideas and Berks the peach impeachment Hastings makes quite clear that abuse of power was in fact a high crime and misdemeanor that was the language that was used in Great Britain in seventeen eighty six eighty seven eighty eight just at the time that the constitution was being drafted and ratified and we have evidence in the records of the constitutional convention that Hastings impeachment was discussed by the framers so it's really very hard for the president's lawyers to deny that the views of power is an impeachable offense or could count as a high crime and misdemeanor in light of this kind of historical evidence there was also this other argument we heard it from from can start that in a any invoke deflate gate he said we don't have depleted footballs that's one of the rules and and you guys didn't follow the rules pointing it at Democrats saying that this whole impeachment just wasn't proper ugh the end and you know it was a little rich to hear him to cry the age of the era of impeachment that in large part Ken Starr may of started but it is their real quick professor McCullough the did anything to his point no I don't think so I mean that the as you say that really was an exquisite case of the pot calling the kettle black but as as far as the substance of the matter the constitution it is very simple in the powers of delegates to the house to impeach and to the Senate to try impeachments there are no restrictions on how the house Kerry's that out that are written 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The U.K. finally leaves the EU — nearly 4 years after Brexit vote

Glenn Beck

10:47 min | 2 years ago

The U.K. finally leaves the EU — nearly 4 years after Brexit vote

"Brexit day is finally here it's happening at eleven PM European time that'll happen this this afternoon here in America and we wanted to check in on a day I wasn't sure was ever going to come with Daniel Hannan welcome Daniel thank you glad it's a real pleasure as always to be with you and I'm delighted to say it's actually happening at eleven PM UK time your time is something different I I just to make clear to your listeners I'm not a European I'm Rick so you're here and the markets have been collapsed and the seas aren't on fire and there's gonna be food in people's mouths and grocery stores will be open tomorrow I'm looking out my window I don't see any dinosaurs or an asteroid strikes there isn't World War three in fact not only about planned but the UK economy has outperformed the eurozone for the last couple of years we have more people in work than ever before in our history the stock exchange has surged exports are up on manufacturing is up we've attracted more inward investment than any country in the world except China so I think we can reasonably look forward with some optimism and confidence to what the future holds so what did you what does this mean you first well let me let me just say this Hey congratulations B. thank you I appreciate that you guys are you did what we did and seventeen seventy six except we had to have a war over it because you guys are so stupid and stubborn but but when I'm watching what I watch Nigel for AJ is a speech Hey that will I mean I can believe what they did to him in the end they made his point but I thought this is a shot heard around the world just like our declaration of independence was a date eat each you did a very American thing and you did it right you you would you did it without arms and riots I mean that's a remarkable thing you guys have just pulled off well I I could turn that around and and channel Edmund Burke who is of course an empty at the time of the revolution and save you guys did a very precious thing in seventeen seventy six which was to to take to its logical conclusion the arguments in favor of personal freedom and democracy but I tell you this no country that I can think calls ever got poorer as a result of becoming more self governing and I I do think we are feeling something of the mood of optimism that swept over there at that then colonies in in seventeen seventy six I was looking at at John Adams is less is and he I he was only the gloomy est of the found it you know about the fallen nature of man but when that on the day of the declaration of independence even he got caught up with the mood and he wrote to his wife Abigail through all the glue them I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory I can see that the end is worth more than all the means and the prosperity will triumph and you know the bridge or if any reserve people we wouldn't put in such poor returns but that is the mood heather of parties going on all around you know just just I'm I'm speaking to you from London the crowd a little bit down the road outside parliament it is a happy good natured people waving the flag and as I walked past a minute ago they were singing sweet Caroline so it is one of the it's called the great meal but you'll you'll back in charge of Arafat so what do you think's going to happen with the European Union because as I I watch that and are you connected to what he was saying about an out of control government that that's not what we signed up for it's corrupt you are your ignoring us you go your own way you be little us and you belittle the people yeah and I thought if I can relate to it surely the people in France or Germany or you know or Norway or Sweden they're looking at that going Hey you know what what are we doing yeah and that's the thing that I really scared off how old is the E. U. responds to break a person's going to be fine but what's going to happen in the eurozone icy again I don't know but I I don't kill this massive federal justice Powell by over doing it but since you started it there's a fairly because actually started it just by you thought it what is it that the bridge immediately after Yorktown we're in the same kind of mood the Brussels is in now they will hurt and angry but it didn't take long for the British government to realize that its own interests depended on having a good quality old relationship with the new country and so that the new administration under Sheldon in in seventeen eighty two that we're gonna open all of our ports in the in person in the carribean to all American vessels we're gonna renounce all our claims on all the transmetalation terror trees you know Adams in NJ infringing couldn't believe the general city but from the British point of view it was the correct thing to do because we understood that free trade is good for everybody that it that that we wanted to have rich neighbors because rich neighbors make good customers and that's how it worked out now please remember the you did come back in in eighteen twelve to you know start a war and and burn our White House only the most ridiculous wall at the right the reason but it won't be guy and was over before the first it is the only significant engagement took place after the peace terms have been fined for news right but it's a bit too but I mean that that that that the interesting thing is if he could respond to the brexit vote by saying okay I wonder why we got that wrong maybe we we become a bit too remote baby we need to reconnect maybe the Italians all that dot jewel the poles of the Danes will feel similarly let's try and anticipate let's trying devolve a little bit of but you know so far they've done exactly the opposite they said all great now that the Brits are the way we can have a European army and we can have a European tax system and we have more and more power to the center and I think if they insist on taking back line then the E. you will fall apart sooner rather than later so Daniel I've never understood the parliamentary system never understood I mean you guys seem to be going through prime ministers like water it we have a different system with our impeachment but that's really what we're talking about now is whether you can impeach someone that didn't do anything illegal may do stuff that you didn't like but but really if impeachment is more of a vote of no confidence which our founders never intended what what do we look like to you a as a historian can you give us some perspective where you're not connected to it and and and be just as a as a brit well I mean I'm not gonna say something that is is probably guarantee to offend every single person listening to you whether they're Democrat or Republican whether they support or oppose the impeachment which is a I don't think that Donald Trump colluded with Russia and I don't think that he behaved in an impeachable way over the Ukraine business but I think that what we know of his behavior is so on presidential and and so indicative of bad character and bad judgment that should count against him politically and I I reckon that statement is offended absolutely everybody be calls one of the things that is very striking about the U. S. discourse of the moment is that everyone has to be a hundred percent one way or the other yes everyone has to be you know and to say anything in between to say for example is great the Donald Trump is cutting taxes although it's a pity he lied about releasing his own tax return or to say it's fantastic that he's deregulating radio but you but you know what a pity that he thinks his okay to mock the family of a deceased American servicemen the you never hear anybody saying those things because it's become so tribal I'm so polarized I'm not gonna say that does worry me you know the the the extent to which people in the U. S. now see the other side as enemies rather than as fellow citizens with a different opinion and and a great democracy can only take so much of that so as a historian you've watched us for a long long time Hey you know our history the I think it was Churchill said one of the great your greatest things about Americans is after they've tried everything else they finally to awry do we do we how do we get out of this one Daniel yeah I mean that America is still the greatest Republic on a this is a fantastic fantastic country and saying that because it's true but the main street yeah I mean you liberated millions of people from tyranny you put the flag of your country on the moon you you created the most open and free system of government on a and those things have deep roots but I would say you know they they depend on people valuing the rule of law and the process and the rules and business the thing that I find alarming about the US now is how in different people did you process when they happen to favor a particular outcome I mean yeah it's a trivial example but I would say that both Barack Obama and Donald Trump exceeded that powers and cycling Congress in order to tamper with the rules on immigration Obama did it to liberalize immigration trump did it to Tyson and oppression but the number of people who who condemns in both you could come pretty much on your fingers you know and the thing is I have the address right or is wrong it is not right when it happens to be your guide the wrong one is the other guy and the the the the the the as soon as you lose sight of that and you get into this kind of anything goes that's when you risk becoming like in our Guatemala rolled through all all all somewhere else that is it it had a a much weaker history of the rule of law and of a peaceful democratic politics Daniel Hannan it is always great the two to talk to you and your your insight is great and I I'm so happy and there are millions of Americans that are cheering for your freedom today to chart your own course and to be your own country and to fly your flag with pride we appreciate that cousins right back after Douglas's thank you Daniel Hannan from London

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