Barry Clark

Barry Clark
The Calhoun Institute

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Introduction
Barry Clark is currently the Executive Director of The Calhoun Institute. He is a retired US Army Field Grade Officer. Barry does research in Cultural History, Foundations of Political Theory and Abrahamic Religions. Their most recent publication is 'The Philosophy of Commonsense'.

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America just underwent a color revolution. January 6th was the culminating event, the election was the goal. All of 2020 was related. The deception operation that supported this effort was executed on both sides (ANTIFA, BLM, Q, MAGA). The MSM was part of it. It was very likely managed by our own INTEL agencies. Look at the history and methodologie...
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We can see the nature of the thing. The warnings and protests of the anti-federalists came true, they were right about the Federalists. The warnings of John C. Calhoun in the mid-nineteenth century and the twelve southerners in the mid-twentieth came true. The warnings of the John Birth Society from the 1950s and 60s have manifested. We do not have...
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Color revolutions are much more than a catchy title applied to popular movements that share certain aspects of their nature. In every case, these revolutions occurred only because of support by organizations and entities external to the 'organic' movements on the ground. The United States has played a significant role, overtly and covertly, in ever...
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This paper argues that centralization is both contrary to the received traditions of the American people and has proven negative to all aspects of good governance and society – excluding order which cannot long last once all else is lost. The paper is divided into two sections with an introduction and conclusion. The first is a historical survey of...
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This paper answers the question of how did the writings of Blackstone influence American political philosophy, and what evidence for this influence is seen in Tocqueville's observations of American political life? The answer is that the totality of Blackstone’s philosophy is absent – the foundation of law, the role of morality for the common good....
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Federal involvement in higher education via Federal student loans and grants has raised the overall cost of education, reduced the value of higher education and diminished the quality of education. It has increased the supply of students, causing institutions to spend great effort in recruiting students and making compromises in terms of quality in...
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Twenty axioms used throughout the Fourth Turning Project
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I propose as a definition for absurdity, ideologies, schools of thought, disciplines and theories that deny the individual, deny truth, deny reality and in the end, rely only upon emotion and passion. These sorts of ideas took hold, as the counter-enlightenment, with Immanuel Kant and had great influence on Western political and economic thought, e...
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Classical liberalism failed when philosophical thought turned away from the Scottish School toward the German school. The solution is to look back, not to Kant as a starting point in an effort to move forward, but to some of Kant’s contemporaries, those that the criticisms of Kant and other German school philosophers eventually silenced and banishe...
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The megachurch movement was founded on bad ideology that can be traced to bad philosophy. Its communitarian ideologies are dangerous.
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Common-sense, a form of stoicism and a worldview based upon realism informed by and shaped by Christian metaphysical realism, are the keys elements that built Western Civilization. Purpose: to clarify for simplicity, consistency, and reference the meaning of the defined terms and its use in documents related to the Fourth Turning Clash of Inter-Ci...
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The modern progressive movement in the United States, based upon ideology deriving from classical liberalism must invariably lead to greater authoritarianism. Classical liberalism began to fail as a philosophy as soon as it spawned ideologies that abandoned the notion of universal truth. Progressive ideology in the United States since the mid 19th...
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Christianity is a Permanent Thing; this work is about how Christians should defend Christianity and other Permanent Things in an increasingly hostile civilization. It is a continuation of the dialogue of Schaeffer, MacIntyre, Moore, and Dreher and owes much to Eliot, Yeats, and Kirk for inspiration.
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Why did classical liberalism fail to achieve the results its original proponents envisioned? Given the popularity of social liberalism modern liberalism and progressive causes and ideologies, as derivatives and permutations of classical liberalism, one might argue it has not failed in the first place, rather, perhaps it has not yet been fully reali...
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An appeal to an examination of mere, authentic Christianity. I concluded my last book, The Philosophy of Commonsense with the premise that Christian values had informed the common-sense of ordinary and extraordinary people throughout the history of the West to culminate in the formation of American culture. This work is a continuation of that theme...
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Why did classical liberalism fail to achieve the results its original proponents envisioned? Given the popularity of social liberalism, modern liberalism and progressive causes and ideologies, as derivatives and permutations of classical liberalism, one might argue it has not failed in the first place, rather, perhaps it has not yet been fully real...
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A presentation of an assertion that common-sense exists because first principles, natural moral law, and universal truths exist. Common-sense has served as a guide and a protection from ill-considered ideas and inflamed passions throughout history. It can guide us now through our current cultural war. Through an examination of the Strauss-Howe gen...
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A Practical guide for any young person considering a military career that analyzes the traditional career path and provides proven alternatives that lead to success, options and most importantly maintenance of the individual and freedom of action.
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Perhaps the events of the last few years, the usurpation of many Signal Corps roles by the new Cyber branch and the failure of our multi-billion dollar WIN-T dinosaur, will serve as a clarion call for real cultural, organizational and structural change – perhaps we will realign systems development, training and MOS structure to the warfighter – and...
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America is more divided culturally and politically than at any time since the 1850’s. Real and authentic dialogue does not occur and violence and the threat of violence increase daily. We are on a precarious path with potentially dangerous outcomes. http://www.calhouninstitute.com/americas-great-cultural-political-divide/
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A collection of essays, articles and papers, in the tradition of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, that discuss secession from a legal, constitutional and historical perspective. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983255041
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A collection of essays, articles and papers, in the tradition of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, that discuss secession from a legal, constitutional and historical perspective. Since the original release of the first edition of The Annotated Secessionist Papers, the world has not ceased to view secession and devolution as a legitimate r...
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In this inaugural issue of The Calhoun Review we examine the topic of secession, particularly as it applies to contemporary political discussions in the US and internationally. In the standard narrative of US history, particularly as told over the last 30-40 years, Calhoun was the godfather of secession which lead to a war and was proven a flawed a...
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James McPherson is a master of prose and storytelling as evidenced in Battle Cry of Freedom. 1 He has mastered the art that Shelby Foote noted many historians lack, that of telling history in a way ordinary men will read. However, for all his skills at penmanship McPherson makes several critical errors in Battle Cry, errors common to his generation...
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Why is it important to talk about secession? Few people that believe secession is a legitimate political theory, right and recourse also believe that in a practical sense it is achievable, reasonable or even preferable. Devolution is a complicated matter and requires a more or less united political will among a people within a region or area – with...
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Over time a man, if he is perceptive, comes to certain conclusions. The most startling is that the greatest truths were spoken to him throughout his life by ordinary men, simple preachers, old men sitting around drinking soda and eating peanuts, his father. These men, if beneficiaries of a culture and community that embraces common-sense as a virtu...
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The organizational cultural problems in this particular unit have manifested themselves as a result of prior leadership failures to address them coupled with the crucible of operational stress than exacerbated the display of these bad trends in the overarching organizational culture of the Army in general. The new incoming commander has little time...
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As the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) employs systems to build information superiority, signal officers must plan and synchronize across the BCT while centering on the systems and capabilities that support the commander's intent
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Serving our nation and the soldiers that we lead is both an honor and an awesome responsibility. These words although true seem cliché. When one considers the ramifications of the “awesome responsibility” bit from above thoughts invariably turn to the question of what is right and how ought things be. Organizations large and small develop cultures...
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The matter is simple, whether Brown was the spark that lit the fire of secession and war and eventual abolition of slavery is debatable. Other potential outcomes and ways the institution of slavery might have ended are debatable. What is not really debatable is the application of the term terrorist to John Brown, right or wrong, vindicated by histo...

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Umbrella under which related research will reside that fleshes out specific and more detailed aspects of the larger hypothesis presented above. To explain why classical liberalism failed and how neoliberalism secured total control and turned to authoritarianism.