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The "Stunning Success" of the Green Revolution Is Yet Another Progressive Myth

Economic PolicyProgressivismSocialismWorld History

An enduring progressive myth is that thanks to Western technologies and compassionate NGOs, American agricultural scientists saved the developing world via the Green Revolution. Not surprisingly, the truth is found elsewhere.

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When "Decolonialization" Creates More Problems than It Allegedly Solves

World History

Blog09/16/2022

The academic and political buzzword today is "decolonialization," but what happens when good laws are discarded on the flimsy basis that they were established during a colonial era?

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Molinari Explains the Difference between Monarchy and Popular Government

World History

Blog09/14/2022

The rise of democracy blurred the lines between the regime and the people it exploits. This was less of a problem under monarchs, whose interests were clearly separate from the public's. 

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Europeans Were Not the Only Slave Traders in Africa

World History

Blog09/14/2022

While the current political narratives claim that only Europeans were involved in the infamous transatlantic slave trade, the Africans themselves were also major players in directing and overseeing it.

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The Enclosure Movement and the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsWorld History

Blog09/12/2022

While historians paint the enclosure movement in negative terms, it actually played an important role in developing agricultural entrepreneurship.

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By Compensating Slave Owners, Great Britain Negotiated a Peaceful End to Slavery

DemocracyProperty RightsWorld History

Blog09/08/2022

By compensating slave owners for the abolition of slavery, Great Britain ended the scourge of chattel slavery long before it was ended in the Americas.

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The Mali Empire: An African Story of Gold and Greatness

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog08/27/2022

The Mali Empire flourished as a trading center and gold-producing region from the late Middle Ages into the mid-seventeenth century.

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The Acadian Community: An Anarcho-Capitalist Success Story

AnarchyFree MarketsWorld History

Blog08/26/2022

Before it was destroyed by British aggression in 1755, the Acadian community in Nova Scotia provided a window into an anarcho-capitalist society that was cohesive and successful.

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The African Slave Trade Wouldn't Have Been Possible without African Elites

World History

Blog08/26/2022

Much of modern history portrays the African slave trade as purely a European venture. But capturing and sending slaves abroad required both approval and aid from African elites.

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Lessons from a Massacre Committed 450 Years Ago

World History

Blog08/25/2022

The infamous St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre was responsible for the death of thousands, but the horrible aftermath was also the beginning of religious toleration in the West.

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