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Tag: Chivalry

Balance of Extremes

March 6, AD 2017 2 Comments
Balance of Extremes

Classical morality has often been described as the finding of a Golden Mean or Happy Medium between two extremes. We find this concept in Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and again in St. Thomas Aquinas, that virtue is the mean between two extremes of vice. So courage is the mean between foolhardiness and cowardice. Temperance is […]

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Feminism did not Kill Chivalry

May 11, AD 2015 1 Comment
Feminism did not Kill Chivalry

Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that it is an extremely rough sketch of a very complex topic. If there are any real historians out there reading this (for a laugh, no doubt) I welcome your criticism and correction. One of the more popular tropes you hear around the internet is the […]

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Do’t, Knight!

August 22, AD 2011 5 Comments
Do’t, Knight!

Men are not pigs. You see, that’s giving men too much credit. When pigs burrow in the mud and embrace the dirtiness, it is not something that they rationalize. “Oh,” said the rationalizing pig. “I get all sorts of excitement out of muddy rolls. Therefore, let me roll. It will make me feel better and […]

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