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Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyPolitical Theory
In many ways, the liberal democracy that had its roots in nineteenth-century liberalism seems to have run its course. Can we revive it, or does something more authoritarian take its place?
War and Foreign Policy
President Harding wanted to see the end of war and a return to a more traditional American foreign policy.
Protectionism and Free Trade
Trade war means increasing the debt, eroding the public confidence, raising prices, and burdening the economy with interventions. All of it done in the name of the "public good."
Although social media says otherwise, neutrality in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is a good thing.
Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsPrices
People often react to sudden price changes by demanding that government "do something" to bring prices down. It is important to understand the mentality behind such beliefs.
The Police StateWar and Foreign Policy
By declaring information in the public domain to be a "state secret," the US Supreme Court has proven that logic is no object when one twists the law like a pretzel.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLaw
Gun control advocates are using lawsuits to try to destroy private gun manufacturers. Despite legal protections for the gun industry, this strategy may well succeed.
Kulikowski's two-volume history of Rome offers many lessons in what was at the center of the empire. What was Rome? It was violence—political violence as an organizing principle.