Writings and Manuals
You can learn in three different ways:
1. By personal experience.
2. By observation.
3. By studying the experience of others.
You can't experience or observe everything, but you can, by reading, learn from the experiences of your contemporaries, the previous generation, and those who lived ages ago.
After you have accumulated a lot of knowledge about how the world really works, you can become highly effective and achieve many things important to you.
If you're a conservative activist, student, or leader, start here.
If ideas, in and of themselves, really do have consequences, then being right, in the sense of being correct, is sufficient. This writing explains why political battles, do not often turn on the question of who is probably right.
Many conservatives I thought were smart are not. Being used to fighting only on the defensive against communism, they don't know how to go on the offensive.
A conservative intellectual in St. Louis recently wrote to tell me, in effect, that he long ago gave up hope of achieving anything worthwhile through the political process. He eloquently damns politics, politicians and all their works.
The difference between power and influence and the role of each in politics.
In the October, 1948, Partisan Review, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., wrote, "I see no obstacle to the gradual advance of socialism in the United States through a series of New Deals."
I will focus today on a topic none of you have ever heard me address before: sex. Right now, Washington, D.C. is experiencing two sex scandals which affect the party you have joined.
On the face of it, Russia and the United States of America appear to have little in common.
Political terms mean different things in different countries, and they mean different things in the same countries at different times.