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The Foreign Policy of the Old Right

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The categories of "right" and "left" have been changing so rapidly in recent years in America that it becomes difficult to recall what the labels stood for not very long ago. In the case of the left, this have become common knowledge, and we are all familiar with the contracts between "Old Left"...
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Socialism and 'Social' Justice

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his Preface to The Mirage of Social Justice , Hayek explained how he came to conclude “that the Emperor had no clothes on, that is, that the term ‘social justice’ was entirely empty and meaningless” and “that the people who habitually employ the phrase simply do not know themselves what they...
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Josiah Warren and the Sovereignty of the Individual

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a Notebook "D" entry dated January 29, 1840, Josiah Warren gave the plan for his "New Social Arrangements" which would emphasize human freedom. Writing in New Harmony, Indiana, he claimed that his plan was intended to restore the natural liberty of mankind gradually — to render to labor its just...
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The Lying Truths of Psychiatry

HealthMedia and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Of all the lying truths popular today, one of the most important is surely the mendacity inherent in the term "mental illness." In addition to asserting a falsehood concealed as a truth, this term also generates and justifies a host of related mendacious propositions and deceitful practices. Volume...
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The Opponents of Public Education: New York State, 1870-1880

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A significant amount of opposition surrounded the development of state supported public secondary and higher education in New York State throughout the eighth decade of the nineteenth century. Opposition appeared within various sectors of the social structure. However, this paper will concern...
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Political Freedom and its Roots in Metaphysics

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarianism -the political philosophy based on the concept of individual rights -seems to be an inherently clear, unambiguous position. Its fundamental principle, the principle that man's rights to his life, liberty and property are non-compromisable foundations for human co-existence in society...
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Wilsonianism: The Legacy that Won't Die

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In American Power, a survey of American foreign policy and its chief architects since 1914, John Taft observes that the shadow cast by Woodrow Wilson, our twenty-eighth president, has affected our long-term view of international relations. Volume 9, Number 2 (1990)
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Stork Markets: An Analysis of "Baby-Selling"

Free MarketsProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This essay presents a conceptual and moral rather than an economic analysis of "baby-selling." Its purpose is to address certain fundamental issues concerning the moral status of children, the moral basis of the family, the moral propriety of commerce, and the ways in which these moral...
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Philosophy of Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years, with the increasing respectability of "applied philosophy" in the academic world, more and more philosophers have been writing extended treatments of specific public issues and offering recommendations as to how, morally speaking, these issues should be resolved. This essay shall...
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Role of Personal Justice in Anarcho-capitalism, The

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A criticism with which an anarcho-capitalist is usually assailed concerns the operation of free-market courts. How can the free market guard the interests of justice? Will not there be an incentive for a person to hire a relative (family bias) or to bribe a judge so as to receive a favorable...
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