James Edward Johnson

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My Glorious Brothers

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I just finished reading My Glorious Brothers by Howard Fast. It tells the Hanukah story of the Maccabean triuph over Greek domination of post-Biblical Israel. It is a wonderful book for anyone who is either Jewish or libertarian, but it is a phenomenal book for a Jewish libertarian. The book provides a heart-lifting story for any Jew, and supports a strong moral philosophy for the libertarian. Overall, it is a celebration and exaltation of Jewish traditions and Jewish life. It defends Judaism against those who would exchange all that is Jewish for secular culture. On the libertarian side, it defends the use of civilian militias for national defense, a rejection of political inequality, and praise for self-determination. It is certainly one of the better books I have read in a while. Buy it and read it.


Written by JamesEJ

Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 7:33 pm

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