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  • “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
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  • From MLK’s great essay “Pilgrimage to nonviolence” in 1960. For those interested in the longer quote and greater context, here is the longer version: “I came to feel that liberalism had been all too sentimental concerning human nature and that it leaned toward a false idealism.
I also came to see that liberalism's superficial optimism concerning human nature caused it to overlook the fact that reason is darkened by sin. The more I thought about human nature the more I saw how our tragic inclination for sin causes us to use our minds to rationalize our actions. Liberalism failed to see that reason by itself is little more than an instrument to justify man's defensive ways of thinking. Reason, devoid of the purifying power of faith, can never free itself from distortions and rationalizations.”
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  • “Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong”
-Calvin Coolidge
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  • Last Friday marked the birthday of Sir Winston Churchill. (November 30, 1874 to January 24, 1965) 
In 2008, a survey of 3,000 British teens found that 20% of them thought Churchill was a fictional character...60% thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person....🤦‍♂️
#hoplitereview #winstonchurchill
  • 214 Years Ago Today: Napoleon Crowns Himself Emperor.
Mark Twain said that France had “two chief traits--love of glory and massacre.” A lot of this can be  traced to the French Revolution  The word “terrorist” first emerged in the English language during this time to describe the French Revolution’s atrocities.
On this day in 1804 Napoleon effectively ended the Revolution by his coronation as emperor – supported, it should be noted by the French voters who were no doubt weary of the radicals.  Aping Charlemagne a millennium earlier,  Napoleon  had the Pope present but unlike even Charlemagne he arrogantly took the crown from the pontiff and crowned himself.
The French Revolution differed in many significant ways from the American Revolution. The latter produced three anti-tax rebellions:  Shay's Rebellion in Massachusetts (1786-7), the Whiskey Rebellion (1795), and Freis Rebellion Philadelphia (1798). The first came to nothing and the latter two were ended by amnesties and pardons. The American Revolution also led to the Constitution (1787-8) which resulted in regular elections  ever since. 
By contrast the French Revolution led to the murder of the king and queen, a radical takeover, the changing of the calendar, the suppression of the church, a reign of terror with the guillotine as the enduring symbol (See photo), and  a dictator who despoiled Europe killing millions. 
France stumbled it way to some respectability in the two centuries after this era ended. 
France and the United States have tended to have an off-again-on-again relationship over the past two centuries from the French and Indian War through the modern crises in the Middle East where France was a colonial power. 
Now France faces it’s worst domestic crisis in years. These are the “Yellow Vest’’ protests — caused  by an increase in the gasoline tax, and named for safety vests worn by the demonstrators. They have burned cars, smashed windows and confronted riot police firing tear gas in Paris. 
The government has announced that it is considering imposing a state of emergency. 
Meanwhile Donald J. Trump 72 and Emanuel Macron 40 continue to work on our countries’ relationship.
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  • "If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today."
-Thomas Sowell
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The greatest threat to America, democracy and freedom is that never before has such a large portion of our population been so ashamed and so disdainful of our own history.

Our younger generations know far more about micro-aggressions and safe spaces then what happened on Omaha Beach or Gettysburg.

At every level of our education our youngest minds are being taught that America is merely a deeply flawed, racist and sexist empire built on the backs of exploited indigenous peoples.

Our schools overwhelmingly portray American exceptionalism as merely a tool of a racist, imperialist, colonialist and xenophobic empire.

The reality is that most of our schools and universities are now dominated by a deeply self loathing and anti-western ideology. Self identified leftist professors fill the ranks of our once great universities. 

These tenured radicals have made it their mission to churn out a warped and dangerous worldview where victimhood is the greatest currency and where true power comes from wherever one ranks on the hierarchy of the oppressed.

As a result, our citizens are becoming angry, useless and dull creatures that have little to zero capacity for critical thinking or placing logic and reason over raw emotion.

Our own future will be limited if we fail to reject the leftist notion that we are merely the sum of whatever gender, race or class we prescribe to.

We believe this rubbish is self-defeating almost to the point of national suicide.

But as John F. Kennedy once said: “we celebrate the past, to awaken the future

The Hoplite Reviews’s mission is to provide articles and content for those who still cherish political freedom, free religious expression, free speech, individualism, democracy and open debate.

We believe that many of our traditional educational systems have become corrupt, lazy and toxic and thus our goal is to provide an alternative method to learn and truly appreciate our shared history.

The Hoplite Review seeks to showcase and celebrate the greatest heroes, thinkers, events and ideas of Western Civilization. We seek to draw inspiration and wisdom from the lineage of Marcus Aurelius, Cato and Plutarch to Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine.

Finally, we follow the thread to our worlds greatest minds today. Writers and thinkers like Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson and Victor Davis Hanson.

For our country and culture to survive we must find ways to highlight these voices of reason, honor and morality.

Our culture faces a turning point. We are loosing our understanding of American exceptionalism and what it even means to be American.

American history is the story of western civilization. America was not created in a vacuum. Our founding fathers were well steeped in the greatest minds of antiquity. They understood that knowing the past was essential to making a better future. 

Our goal is to illuminate these people and events in the lens of historical context and truth. 

We seek to examine history with our eyes wide open. Unlike the left, we believe in the rejection of the post modern idea that all truth is subjective, or that individuality is merely the byproduct of whatever group identity you happen to claim.

We live in a world whose foundations were built upon heroic deeds, bloodshed and sacrifice. Brave men and women have lived and died to defend and evolve these ideas.

That could be a soldier on the shores of Marathon or a reverend walking across a bridge in Alabama.

The Hoplite Review is place for those that wish to cherish and examine the ideas that built America into the greatest country ever created. Its also a place to learn and study these ideas in a meaningful way.

We are a melting pot of different races and peoples that share a common culture.

That is why chose a Greek Hoplite as our logo. The Hoplites were citizen solders of Ancient Greece. They were not professional soldiers but simple farmers, thinkers and tradesmen. They were not slaves of the state or paid killers but free men, equal in the eyes of the law.

We believe that these western principles transcend race, creed or economic background. All are welcome to carry the torch. We celebrate any of those that come to this country and believe in the same things.

Our content is always completely free, unfiltered, independent and thought provoking.

Welcome to the Hoplite Review.

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The Hoplite Review produces articles and content for those who cherish political freedom, free religious expression, free speech, individualism, democracy, scientific inquiry, rationalism, and open debate.

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  • “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
#hoplitereview #ronaldreagan
  • From MLK’s great essay “Pilgrimage to nonviolence” in 1960. For those interested in the longer quote and greater context, here is the longer version: “I came to feel that liberalism had been all too sentimental concerning human nature and that it leaned toward a false idealism.
I also came to see that liberalism's superficial optimism concerning human nature caused it to overlook the fact that reason is darkened by sin. The more I thought about human nature the more I saw how our tragic inclination for sin causes us to use our minds to rationalize our actions. Liberalism failed to see that reason by itself is little more than an instrument to justify man's defensive ways of thinking. Reason, devoid of the purifying power of faith, can never free itself from distortions and rationalizations.”
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  • “Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong”
-Calvin Coolidge
#hoplitereview #pcculture #socialismisevil
  • Last Friday marked the birthday of Sir Winston Churchill. (November 30, 1874 to January 24, 1965) 
In 2008, a survey of 3,000 British teens found that 20% of them thought Churchill was a fictional character...60% thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person....🤦‍♂️
#hoplitereview #winstonchurchill
  • 214 Years Ago Today: Napoleon Crowns Himself Emperor.
Mark Twain said that France had “two chief traits--love of glory and massacre.” A lot of this can be  traced to the French Revolution  The word “terrorist” first emerged in the English language during this time to describe the French Revolution’s atrocities.
On this day in 1804 Napoleon effectively ended the Revolution by his coronation as emperor – supported, it should be noted by the French voters who were no doubt weary of the radicals.  Aping Charlemagne a millennium earlier,  Napoleon  had the Pope present but unlike even Charlemagne he arrogantly took the crown from the pontiff and crowned himself.
The French Revolution differed in many significant ways from the American Revolution. The latter produced three anti-tax rebellions:  Shay's Rebellion in Massachusetts (1786-7), the Whiskey Rebellion (1795), and Freis Rebellion Philadelphia (1798). The first came to nothing and the latter two were ended by amnesties and pardons. The American Revolution also led to the Constitution (1787-8) which resulted in regular elections  ever since. 
By contrast the French Revolution led to the murder of the king and queen, a radical takeover, the changing of the calendar, the suppression of the church, a reign of terror with the guillotine as the enduring symbol (See photo), and  a dictator who despoiled Europe killing millions. 
France stumbled it way to some respectability in the two centuries after this era ended. 
France and the United States have tended to have an off-again-on-again relationship over the past two centuries from the French and Indian War through the modern crises in the Middle East where France was a colonial power. 
Now France faces it’s worst domestic crisis in years. These are the “Yellow Vest’’ protests — caused  by an increase in the gasoline tax, and named for safety vests worn by the demonstrators. They have burned cars, smashed windows and confronted riot police firing tear gas in Paris. 
The government has announced that it is considering imposing a state of emergency. 
Meanwhile Donald J. Trump 72 and Emanuel Macron 40 continue to work on our countries’ relationship.
  • Why argue about policy or facts when merely calling some “racist” or “sexist” wins you the argument?...This is the worst kind of lazy thinking that plagues our Universities. #benshapiro #hoplitereview #factsdontcareaboutyourfeelings #freespeech #pcculture
  • “A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.”
-Winston Churchill 
#hoplitereview #freespeech #winstonchurchill #conservativequotes
  • “When facts become secondary to emotion, truth dies. And a society that doesn’t value truth cannot survive”
-Ben Shapiro
#hoplitereview #benshapiro #factsdontcareaboutyourfeelings
  • "If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today."
-Thomas Sowell
#hoplitereview #conservative #freespeech #pcculture #thomassowell
  • “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
-George Orwell 
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