Political Theory

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Cato's Letters on the "Loveliness and Advantages" of Political Liberty

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/15/2020

As Ronald Hamowy put it, Cato's Letters is “unmatched for its breadth and vigor in the literature of the period.”

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Trump Agonistes

Political Theory

Blog08/14/2020

Populists need a status quo to oppose, but now Trump stands as the incumbent.

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Why There's a Left-Right Divide among Libertarians

Political Theory

Blog08/13/2020

Like it or not, libertarians have divided themselves along left-right lines. Here's a brief explanation.

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Why I Write

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog08/11/2020

After years of working as a DC journalist, Bovard found that "the more oppressive the government acted, the more slavish the press became."

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Reflections on the Failure of Socialism

SocialismPolitical Theory

Blog08/10/2020

Eastman saw Lenin as a dogmatist guilty of great crimes, and socialism a recipe for disaster. Reflections on the Failure of Socialism is the record of his insightful assault on socialism and his defense of the free market.

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Today's Anticapitalists Are Closer to Fascism Than They Think

ProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog08/06/2020

Today's anticapitalists fall into a familiar pattern pioneered by Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile.

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Buchanan and Anarchism

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/31/2020

Economist James Buchanan thinks that a state is necessary, because people wouldn't be able to agree on the boundaries of their rights.

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Nock and Mencken on Democracy and Equality

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2020

The egalitarian society is pledged to common cultural values resulting in a rigorous homogeneity. Thus, a man who stands in contempt of the prevailing ideology has no rights under the law.

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Foreign Aid Is Protectionism

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

Blog07/23/2020

The economic nationalist faces a dilemma. Foreign aid handouts and economic protectionism are not only wholly compatible in theory, but the effects of foreign aid perfectly complement economic nationalists’ goals.

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Three Reasons Representative Democracy Doesn't Work

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog07/20/2020

Even if the idea of democracy were a good one, there is a myriad of problems that come with translating the will of the voters into "representation" in political institutions. 

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