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Stephen D. Cox

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Stephen Cox is professor of literature and director of the humanities program at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of "The Stranger Within Thee": Concepts of the Self in Late Eighteenth-Century Literature (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980); Love and Logic: The Evolution of Blake's Thought (University of Michigan Press, 1992); The Titanic Story (Open Court, 1999); The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America (Transaction, 2004); The New Testament and Literature (Open Court, 2006); and The Big House: Image and Reality of the American Prison (Yale University Press, 2009).

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Willa Cather's Capitalism

BiographiesFree MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurship

01/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
Cather's most straightforwardly economic book is O Pioneers! (1913).
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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture

Media and Culture

In a welcome change of critical perspective, Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox give an economic interpretation of literature from a pro-market point of view, not the standard Marxism take.
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The Individualist Code

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/03/2006Mises Daily Articles
It's the code that Isabel Paterson, the great twentieth-century libertarian, had in mind when she said that modern ideas of freedom are dependent on "the axiom of liberty" embedded in Christian teaching.
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Real Titanic Story, The

World History

08/01/1999The Free Market
The Titanic story began to be politicized as soon as news arrived that the ship had gone down in the North Atlantic during the early hours of April 15, 1912. Senator William Alden Smith, a "progressive" Republican and friend of activist government, called the White House to find out what President...
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Titanic Lies

Media and CultureU.S. History

05/26/1999Mises Daily Articles
The real story is one of individual heroism.
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