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The Decline of the American Republic

May 26th, 2016 by Patrick Henry

Peter Thiel’s takedown of Gawker, along with Gawker itself, are troubling indicators of the growing weaponization of American civil life.

Towards the end of the Republic, the Roman courts were also struggles for existence, where politics was carried on by other means and to the hilt.

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May 26th, 2016 10:20:22
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G.
May 26, 2016

Probably true, but still awesome.


Zen
May 26, 2016

We are pacifists when possible, but if we must have war, then it is best to do it well, and thoroughly.

And for scum like Gawker, I can only say, “Thank you, Peter”.


Bruce Charlton
May 26, 2016

I would regard this incident as altogether typical of American life, the US way of doing things – at least since the Civil War.

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