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The Modern Leather Apron Club

The Modern Leather Apron Club

Since launching The Vino & Veritas Society in the Summer of 2020, we are frequently asked for more. People want: more chapters in more cities, towns, and neighborhoods. more in-person access to the voices and minds of the organization. more opportunities to explore the virtues, precepts, and strategies of The Vino & Veritas Society and to practice applying them to real-life challenges today. We’ve heard the requests. We love the wide and growing interest. And we are introducing ...

DR. THOMAS KRANNAWITTER, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Lifestyles of the Rich and Privileged Political Class | Opinion

Lifestyles of the Rich and Privileged Political Class | Opinion

Government debt in the United States—municipal, county, state and federal combined—has swelled to a whopping $30 trillion. If you're reading this on a smartphone, you might need to turn your device sideways so you can see what that looks like written out: $30,000,000,000,000.00 Clearly, members of the political class are eager to keep spending us into more and more debt. The question is, what do they have to show for all the spending? What have we to show for it? For us, the ...

DR. THOMAS KRANNAWITTER, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

THANKFUL FOR LESSONS LEARNED BY THE FAILURES OF OTHERS

THANKFUL FOR LESSONS LEARNED BY THE FAILURES OF OTHERS

  Each Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of that famous first thanksgiving feast, in the Fall of 1621, in Plymouth, most about which we know comes from the letter of one man, Edward Winslow. Though it sounds strange, the failures of the first Pilgrim (and later Puritan) colonists might be more important, for us today, than their successes. The many failures, challenges, and setbacks endured by those early pioneering colonists offer important lessons from which we, today, can learn much if

DR. THOMAS KRANNAWITTER, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

SPEAKING TO THE LIVING AND THE DEAD: LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

SPEAKING TO THE LIVING AND THE DEAD: LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

Lincoln’s speech was part of a ceremony dedicating a cemetery created to bury the many dead following the horrific Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863). In only three days of fighting, the Union and Confederate forces combined suffered a staggering 50,000 casualties. Below are some reflections on Lincoln’s Address at Gettysburg, in no particular order. ANCIENT AND SACRED There is a tradition of dedicating cemeteries, the most sacred and holy of any ground in most cities, dating back to

DR. THOMAS KRANNAWITTER, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump | Opinion

Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump | Opinion

As a citizen, a researcher and a teacher, I teach others one of the most important ideas ever discovered by the human mind: the natural liberty of the individual human being. That idea is why I cannot vote for Joe Biden. From my studies of history and human nature, I know better than to expect utopia on Earth. Dreams of utopia end in tyranny. I know that when well-dressed, well-spoken demagogues promise free things, perfect safety and a veritable Garden of Eden in exchange for total

DR. THOMAS KRANNAWITTER, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Progressivism: Just Say No

Progressivism: Just Say No

By Thomas L. Krannawitter, Ph.D. In July, Bernie Sanders said Joe Biden will be “the most progressive president since FDR.” Few people noticed. Conservatives get riled when they hear “socialism.” Mention “progressivism” and they yawn.  Within the Democratic Party, there’s a fight over whose lead to follow: Overt radicals like Bernie, AOC, and lock-’em-up Kamala Harris? Or soft-spoken career cronies like Joe Biden? Regardless, all Democrats agree that theirs is the party of ...

DR. THOMAS KRANNAWITTER, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER