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David Gordon

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David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and JusticeThe Philosophical Origins of Austrian EconomicsAn Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and coeditor of H.B. Acton's Morals of Markets and Other Essays.

Dr. Gordon is the editor of the  Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as Analysis, the International Philosophic Quarterly, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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The Purpose of Political Demigods like Lincoln and the "Founding Fathers"

Book Reviews

Blog02/27/2021

How do we convince people to submit themselves to the regime or to even die for it? Convince them that the regime was founded and sustained by a breed of superhuman "statesmen" like Wilson, Lincoln, and the "Founding Fathers."

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Property Rights and the Pollution Problem

PhilosophyProperty Rights

02/25/2021Friday Philosophy
At what point does a "trivial" violation of property rights become a major problem? There is not an easy answer.
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Are There Any Limits to Natural Rights?

LawPhilosophy and Methodology

02/19/2021Friday Philosophy
Opponents of natural rights often claim that natural rights aren't real because these rights have no clear boundaries. They claim we need a state to set these limits. Rothbard demonstrated that this claim is weak at best.
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George Will's Tepid Defense of Freedom

Book ReviewsDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2021

With his latest book, George Will has inched back toward his libertarian roots. But he is still far too enamored of the Tory paternalism that has long infected his work. 

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Community and Civil Society Over State

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

02/12/2021The Austrian
Raghuram Rajan has written a surprising book calling for strengthening of the local, “proximate,” community.
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