Sowell Schlafly Sobran Kwiatkowski Paul
Buchanan Reed Grigg Coulter Williams DiLorenzo
Will Steyn Hentoff Elder Greenhut Roberts
Suprynowicz Raimundo Margolis Pilger Sailer


. . . But for these anti-social propensities, so unamiable in themselves, which give birth to that resistance which every man meets with in his own self-interested pretensions, an Arcadian life would arise, of perfect harmony and mutual love, such as must suffocate and stifle all talents in their very germs. Men, as gentle as the sheep they fed, would communicate to their existence no higher value than belongs to mere animal life, and would leave the vacuum of creation, which exists in reference to the final purpose of man's nature as a rational nature, unfilled. Thanks, therefore, to Nature for the enmity, for the jealous spirit of envious competition, for the insatiable thirst after wealth and power!

"Idea of a Universal History on a Cosmopolitical Plan"

A translation from Immanuel Kant, by Thomas DeQuincey