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The Relevance of Thomas Jefferson

Among the Founding Fathers of the American nation there appears to be none more deserving of the title of modern man than the Virginian, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States.

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Alexander Hamilton: From Caesar to Christ

The dilemma for Hamilton was a new one and the most formidable of his life. He must meet Burr, pistol in hand, on the heights of Weehawken, or appear to the world not only cowardly but unworthy of the moral leadership of the great empire which was his creation.

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The Road to Modernity

Western Civilization is chiefly the product of a dynamic mixture of two elementsthe Judaeo-Christian religious tradition and the tradition of rational investigation and artistic creativity coming down from the Greeks.

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The Devil's Advocate

As Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli was the most controversial of modern Popes. Regarded during his lifetime as truly a prince among men, since his death he has been subject to endless debate, criticism, and defense, especially for his alleged silence during the Nazi genocide against the Jews.

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Hitler's Pope?

After Pope John Paul IIs successful journey to the Holy Land including nearly unanimous praise from the Jewish community, many are questioning whether it is worth the firestorm to declare Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, a saint.

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Nazi Policy and the Catholic Church

Though Hitler felt a particular urgency and hatred when dealing with Jews and Communists, he viewed the Catholic Church as a pernicious opponent, a deeply-entrenched threat that must be controlled and eventually uprooted from German life in order to establish his promised Thousand-Year-Reich.

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The Future of the European Past

The dazzling accomplishments of Western science and modern capitalism have made us vastly richer with an unparalleled degree of personal and political liberty, yet the moral and cultural achievements of European civilization — the very achievements that underwrite our prosperity and give meaning and purpose to our liberty — are everywhere under attack.

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