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A Welcome Attack on Churchill and Wilson

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/19/2021

What seems to me the great strength of Pankaj Mishra's new book is its demonstration that the atrocities of imperial conquest and rule prefigured the horrors of the European wars of the twentieth century and later wars of conquest as well.

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When It Comes to National Defense, Bigger Isn't Always Better

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/18/2021

Many observers of international affairs assume that larger, more populous states are necessarily more powerful. But the reality is wealth and economic development are the most critical factors in securing true military power. 

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What Is Fascism? It's the System We've Been Living under for Decades.

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy, exalts the police state, denies fundamental liberties to individuals, and makes the executive state the unlimited master of society.

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A World without Political Leaders?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/15/2021

Manent insists that if political leaders don’t lead society, we will have a society that isn’t led by political leaders. So what?

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How Government Policy Reduces Fertility

World History

Blog01/15/2021

Government policy now ensures that the benefits of children are socialized, while the cost of raising children remains private. If you wanted to reduce families, you couldn’t think of anything better.

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How the State Preserves Itself—and What the State Fears

World History

Blog01/13/2021

The gravest crimes in the state's lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to the state itself: treason, desertion, insurrection, etc. The state does not exist to protect its citizens, but to protect itself.

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What Does "Freedom" Mean? There Are Many Different Answers.

Book ReviewsWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/13/2021

"These days most people tend to equate freedom with the possession of inalienable individual rights, rights that demarcate a private sphere no government may infringe on. But has this always been the case?"

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Socialists Claim Their System Is Morally Superior. They're Wrong.

CapitalismSocialismWorld History

Blog01/09/2021

Even granting the goals of “meeting people’s needs” and “selflessness” cherished by socialists, a property-based market economy is far superior at meeting those goals in modern civilization compared to a top-down, centrally controlled socialist system.

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Freedom vs. the Collective

DemocracyPhilosophyWorld History

Blog01/08/2021

Many support democracy because for them the collective or “republican” liberty they favor far exceeds individual liberty in importance. Those of us who follow Mises and Rothbard will disagree.

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Double Standards, Reparations, and War Crimes

Book ReviewsLawWorld History

Blog01/06/2021

The Nuremberg prosecutors wanted to indict the Nazis on trial for crimes, but at the same time they wanted to preserve the dogma that the modern European nation-state is the culmination of moral progress. This created a conundrum. 

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