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The Political Animal: Aristotelian Metaphysics for Austrian Schoolmen

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

05/26/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Metaphysical principles of political life discovered by Aristotle and clarified by Thomas Aquinas can provide a framework of political philosophy that is compatible with the Austrian school.
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The Theory of the Political Spectrum

Economic FreedomProperty RightsSocialism

05/26/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Using an unbiased rubric to evaluate political doctrines reveals that spectrum polarization depends on three conditions: attitudes toward private property, individual freedom, and wealth redistribution.
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Orwell's Despair: Nineteen Eighty-four and the Critique of the Teleocratic State

Political Theory

05/20/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This examines aspects of Orwell’s political thought as expressed in Nineteen Eighty-four .
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I, Joy

Philosophy

05/20/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
How do you define social phenomena, the spontaneous coordination of individual efforts.
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Mark Twain's Little Societies of Exchange

Political Theory

05/20/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Samuel Clemens was an old-style liberal of the 19th century sort who believed in economic liberty and warned about the depredations of state power.
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A Review Essay of Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement by Brian Doherty

Libertarianism

05/19/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The outstanding merit of Brian Doherty’s book is that it contains a treasure trove of valuable information regarding the events, personalities, periodicals and organizations whose complex interplay influenced the intellectual and institutional development of the modern American libertarian movement.
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Governmental Inevitability: Reply to Holcombe

Political Theory

05/19/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Holcombe (2004) has written an interesting and challenging but ultimately fallacious essay on government.
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22_1_34.pdf

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Kropotkin's Ethics and the Publc Good

Other Schools of Thought

05/19/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Prince Peter Kropotkin, the communist-anarchist theorist, sought to place his political and ethical doctrine on a scientific basis.
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Ayn Rand

Philosophy

05/19/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor Machan aims to provide an introduction to Ayn Rand's thought for "a broader readership who may have heard of Rand but not examined her ideas in detail."
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From the Editors

Philosophy

05/19/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Under Rothbard's direction, the Journal of Libertarian Studies became the intellectual center—the theoretical hard core—of a steadily growing international movement of libertarianism.
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