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A good place to donate

A good place to donate

if you are looking for a last minute tax deduction to help starve the beast.

No, not LI, donations here are appreciated but are NOT tax deductible.

There are many worthy organizations, but let me suggest one you almost certainly have not heard of, The Alexander Hamilton Insitute for the Study of Western Civilization (donate here).

Want to know why?

Read this post I wrote at College Insurrection, Western Civilization driven off campus at Hamilton College.

Universities are hopeless with people like this teaching history. 

We need to construct institutions outside the universities, and the Alexander Hamilton Institute is one such alternative.

I hope to be speaking at AHI in the spring, meeting with students, and otherwise undermining what now is “the system.”


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My wife has made ours a dangerously paycheck-to-paycheck existence. Like the government, our problem is not our modest income, but her spending.

The latest? $5,000 for our youngest daughter to join a volleyball team. An eventual university scholarship or Olympic gold medal had better come out of this.

I love recommendations by trusted sources on good places to donate.

I’ll be making a donation to AHI early next year when I (hopefully) get caught up a bit.

LukeHandCool (who is looking for a second job and is applying for an apprenticeship as a bricklayer, which is all the more enticing because some stonemasonry is included. Wish him luck)

Appreciate the suggestion; thank you.

My middle child and I joke because her classmates at college do not understand where her facts come from. She grew up with a history major mom and I always adored the story telling elements. They know history and why it matters and how much richer it makes your life. But it shouldn’t have to come from home.

Thanksgiving week the Education Plutocrats tried to sneak through the new deplorable Social Studies Framework to be part of the K-12 classroom. is a Framework seeking to remake the Constitution, mislead on what being a citizen means, and mandate political theories be taught as fact that belonged to the old USSR.

Much like the duplicitous Facing History program, the Statist Schemers want to create a false belief system on what happened in the past and why.

For people whose money situation is currently tight, like me, you can still do your part for the cause.

Hope it’s okay to repost this. I just love doing the following:

Here’s a bit of legal legal-insurrection you can perform.

At the Yahoo News story I linked, there are already over 10,000 comments.

You can reply to comments.

I just replied to 10 commenters who are outraged about NBC’s knowingly unlawful action. In my replies to their comments, I put in a plug for LI. It goes something like this:

“The liberal media thinks it’s above the law and that laws are only for the little people. Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson has been going after Gregory and NBC since yesterday at his blog Legalinsurrection. Check it out.”

Free advertisement (or PSA, depending on how you look at it) for LI.

The original poster gets notifications that someone has posted a reply to their comment.

Good and easy way to spread the word about LI

Here’s the link:–abc-news-politics.html

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | December 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I’m sure some LI readers remember the Lee Bass/Yale University controversy about 20 years ago.

Long story short, Lee Bass pledged to donate $20 million to Yale to design and teach a course on Western Civilization. During the conceptualization and planning stage, it became clear to Bass that Yale was not going to portray Western Civilization in the positive light he expected. Many of the Yale younger faculty were former ’60s radicals indoctrinated in Frankfurt School ideology. They viewed Western Civilization as elitist, exclusionary, sexist, racist, etc. In short, Western Civilization was the source of many of the world’s problems, and they were committed to a system based on collectivist multiculturalism and political correctness – sometimes called “cultural Marxism”.

Bass was not on board with their agenda. He demanded final course approval and veto power over which professors would be hired to teach the course. Yale refused, citing “academic freedom”. Of course. It was intolerable to Yale that a man would donate $20 million and expect to have a say in how it was spent.

So Yale gave back (or never accepted), the $20 million — which at the time was supposedly the single largest one-time pledge to an American university. It was quite a stir and got lots of print from both the left and right. The self righteous intellectual left was very proud of Yale for taking its stand against traditional American values and Western Civilization.

I’m not sure what price to put on left-wing, multicultural claptrap. But Yale thought it was worth more than $20 million, in 1990 dollars. I used an online “inflation calculator” and it tells me that $20 million in 1990 is worth about $34 million in 2011 after adjusting for inflation (the formula in the calculator has not been updated for 2012 yet).

BannedbytheGuardian | December 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Aaron Lansky was a 19 year old secular Jewish student who by chance enrolled in Holocaust studies in Hampshire in 1973.

Then he set out to create a Yiddish language book collection. He saw independence as a necessity & refused all offers of college locations for his rapidly growing collection

Instead he bought a block alongside Hampshire college in Amherst with grant monies & donations & kept out of the college controls. So today from a 19 year old with just a idea & no money he has built The National Yiddish BookCentre.

Wow. In light of these developments what a master stroke !

BannedbytheGuardian | December 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I don’t wish to hijack this post but I have to go for a swim so here goes.

Aaron Lansky assisted In finding volunteer translators for a book which is neither an autobio or memoir but a chilling composition of the life & times of Byelastock , Poland written in 53 by a survivor in Yiddish. It was known about in the Melbourne Jewish community but discussed only rarely by few .
Dr Harry Lew – the world’s most genial ophthalmologist – is the son of another remarkable educated refugee . On his dying gathers wishes he decided to translate & publish this tract recently. He titled it ..’The Stories Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell.’

Tothe Australian media’s credit this achieved national exposure .Dr Lew followed up writing the life stories of other Byelastock Jews including his father.

In short there are extraordinary stories that no college degree could ever encompass across Tsarist Russia , Poland , Nazi occupation ,Stalin’s USSR , the Red Army , refugees & in fact some essences of western civilization .

Furthermore ,maybe we should keep our history out of the hands of academia.

After my swim I will take a peek at this foundation.

BannedbytheGuardian | December 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Father’s wishes ….

BannedbytheGuardian | December 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

I read the whole site .

Nah – don’t trust.