Jacob Bruggeman

Jacob Bruggeman

About Jacob Bruggeman

Jacob Bruggeman is a student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he studies history, political science, art, and literature. He is also an Honors Scholar at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Have We Misjudged Machiavelli?

By |2018-06-28T15:45:06-05:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Books, Classical Education, Ethics, History, Politics|

Machiavelli can enter public debate not merely as a wicked man concerned only with power and political maneuvering, but as a philosopher with myriad insights to offer modern politics, politicians, and even apolitical members of the public… Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World, by Erica Benner (384 pages, W. W. Norton & [...]

Relentless Rationalists: Creating Hell for Humanity

By |2019-07-09T13:29:46-05:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Edmund Burke, George Orwell, Imagination, Politics|

The Relentless Rationalist will twist humanity for a so-called greater good, even if it means forcing human faces under a boot and stamping on them forever. Totalitarianism is the only conclusion: hell for the human, paradise for the prophets-turned-gods... “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.” [...]

Relentless Rationalism

By |2017-09-01T15:05:36-05:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Imagination, Modernity, Mystery, Science|

Relentless Rationalism burns up the “life, mind, morality and reason” of man, seeing in the ashes the only true liberation of humanity… “Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” —Jules Verne, The Journey to [...]