Charles is the administrator and Maximum Leader of the blog.  He is a business owner and operator, in manufacturing, and a recovering big firm M&A lawyer.  Many of his posts are book reviews; mostly he reads non-fiction.  His views are generally very conservative, though idiosyncratically so.  Like Miniver Cheevy, he was born too late, and wishes he could be a Knight Hospitaller.  He desires comity but realizes, despite being a practicing and believing Christian, that ultimately no final question can be solved without conflict, usually involving violence. Thus, his style tends to be megalomaniacal, apocalyptic and overly aggressive, to counter which, in part, he founded this blog.

This, of course, raises the question–what is this blog supposed to accomplish?  Part of that can be found on our About page, which explains that Charles uses writing here primarily to develop his own thoughts.  To what end, though?  As it has developed, to the end of outlining, and preparing for implementation, a political philosophy, which Charles has recently (tentatively) named Foundationalism, and on which he is writing a book (which it is unlikely anyone will read).

If you are interested, though why you should be is unclear, in a personality profile of Charles, one can be found here.  He can be reached at

Jared writes occasional posts, many on legal-historical matters, although he disclaims both being a lawyer and being a historian.  He has described himself, among other ways, “as a Canadian and grudging dilettante with too much time on his hands.”