Last week, our system of government changed fundamentally. Last week, the President usurped the power to control taxes and spending without the input of Congress.
Real leaders are capable of humility. The posers must show strength at all times, because they are still trying to convince themselves.
Its a fine line. The desire for self-improvement often seems to be noble on the surface. But before adopting it as a mantra, we should look beneath the surface to […]
They threw their tantrum and let out their rage, and the consequence was division, destruction, and disaster.
Outside of Central Europe, the Reformation would meet stiff resistance, as large established monarchies fought the rise of the first religious minority groups in their kingdoms. Eventually, these kingdom, such as France, would form coalitions to attempt to slow the spread of Protestantism.
Its the same for any group of people pursuing a common purpose.
The Electoral College was an elitist institution designed to keep populist buffoons out of the Presidency.
Despite the tenuousness of this “peace” the document signed at Augsburg would be one of the first examples of European states recognizing the right of self-determination of other states and the right of people to choose their own religious practice.
This memoir gives us the hope that if just one man can make such a large difference, maybe the next generation working together can dismantle race-based inequality in legal, social, and economic systems and banish one source of injustice from the earth.
Mastery of life starts with mastery of the self. And mastery of the self requires an alternation of detachment from and engagement with the world.