The Ideological War Within the West
An excerpt from John Fonte on an alternative ideology to liberal democracy that has taken to extra-constitutional lawfare to achieve its ends (via Gates of Vienna).
Thus, it is entirely possible that modernity—thirty or forty years hence—will witness not the final triumph of liberal democracy, but the emergence of a new transnational hybrid regime that is post-liberal democratic, and in the American context, post-Constitutional and post-American. This alternative ideology, “transnational progressivism,” constitutes a universal and modern worldview that challenges both the liberal democratic nation-state in general and the American regime in particular…
The excerpt is too good to excerpt, RTWT.
Unrelated: But also via Gates of Vienna; laminated linen armour protected Alexander the Great.
A Kevlar-like armor might have helped Alexander the Great conquer nearly the entirety of the known world in little more than two decades, according to new reconstructive archaeology research.
Presented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Anaheim, Calif., the study suggests that Alexander (356–323 B.C.) and his soldiers protected themselves with linothorax, a type of body armor made by laminating together layers of linen.
I am looking forward to a Dragon Age: Origins update along these lines.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 15, 2010 08:27 AM
Maybe then I would stand a chance against Flemeth. ;)
Posted by: bert26 at January 15, 2010 12:15 PM