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Democracy, Tyranny, and the Third Position

I. The Tragedy of Our Age It is an undisputed fact that we are living in a time of extreme liberal hegemony. Liberalism, once the dominion of Jacobin revolutionaries, has become status quo. Democracy and individualism are unquestioned dogmas, held sacrosanct among the institutions that hold the reigns of society. Such a hegemony is not […]

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A Critique of the Men’s Rights Movement

The issue of Men’s Rights has recently come a long way since it first branched off from the men’s liberation movement in the early 1970’s.  Formed in response to second-wave feminism, the MRM often opposes what they feel to be societal changes sought by feminists.  Today, the Men’s Right’s Movement continues to gain traction among in […]

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Why Occupy Wall Street style protests will always fail

The belief that the masses are a power that can really influence history, or even more so, throw down the established order is part of the propaganda of the French and American Revolutions, and is one of the most effective myths of modern society. The notion that any of these movements succeed because of popular support, or […]

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Against Democracy

Democracy is one of the championed pillars and ideals of the modern world- it is consistently toted as a sign of “progress” and development, and as a way to make society the happiest. To call a government a dictatorship is a slur, and the western media describes governments it opposes as undemocratic, totalitarian, authoritarian, etc, […]

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In Defense of Monarchy

Monarchy is a principle as old as history itself. The natural order of human history was with notable exception a society based around a king and his court, or the chief and his tribe from the noble to the yeoman down to the serf. It is a principle which was held to have an authority […]

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An alliance between Muslims and the European ‘Far Right’? – Part 2

What follows below is the conclusion of the translation of Albert Ali’s article, “Osons Marine?” in which he tackles the issue of institutional Islamophobia among various French political factions, and concludes with some comments on why Marine Le Pen is a possible candidate for some French Muslims. The first part of Ali’s article, as well […]

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An alliance between Muslims and the European ‘Far Right’? – Part 1

Note from the Editors: This article originally appeared in French under the title “Osons Marine?” on the website of Albert Ali, a French-Muslim writer as a response to the President of the Muslim Collective of France.  The latter had made statements warning Muslims against voting for the “Far Right” party Front National in the upcoming French […]

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LETTER: Syrians must forge their own path for the future

To the Editor: I have been a frequent reader of RidingTheTiger, and have thus far been impressed by the quality of the articles.  The authors have presented interesting facts in a clear manner, and for this I thank them. As we watch the current situation in Syria unfold, I’d like to weigh in with some […]

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Ten Years Later: Are the Lessons Learned?

This article was contributed by Xiaochen Su in London. The ceremonies are certainly as solemn as they have ever been.  Across the nation, people remembered that pivotal day exactly ten years ago, when America bore witness to a whole new kind of terrorism.  As buildings collapsed and lives lost, the Americans everywhere were forced to […]

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The Oath Against Modernism for Non-Catholics

On 8 September 1907, Pope St. Pius X issued the encyclical Pascendi dominici gregis, which condemned modernism in relation to the Roman Catholic religion, which, in part, translated from the original Latin, reads: Undoubtedly, were anyone to attempt the task of collecting together all the errors that have been broached against the faith and to […]

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