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LiberalismProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy
Economist Christopher Coyne of George Mason University uses economic logic to expose the follies of militaristic US policies overseas.
Geuss claims to be a liberal against liberalism. Given that he has praised Lenin and Mao, that part about being against liberalism is certainly true.
The French, who coined the term laissez-faire, have become people thoroughly captured by statism. Professor Salin shows another way for France to go.
Another Marxist intellectual takes a shot at Mises. Like the other critics on the left, he understands little of what Mises wrote or believed.
LiberalismPhilosophy and Methodology
Language is at the front lines of the battle over institutions.
In colonial America, "liberty" came to mean rights one possessed outside of government approval. In revolutionary France (and in modern Canada) it has come to mean participation in a political system.
Governments never have respected rights of free speech. Today, they restrict freedom of speech and of the press and promote falsehoods in the name of "protecting truth."
LiberalismSocialismThe Police State
Totalitarian societies do not become that way overnight. There are recognizable signs and stages which show how a society slides into that abyss.
While Hilary Putnam was not a friend of free-market economics and remained a socialist throughout his life, he made important contributions to the subject of ethics.
Contra Mr. Biden, this is entirely about freedom and personal choice.