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The Brutality of Slavery

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryInterventionism

11/14/2018Mises Daily Articles
In a slave system, threats of brutality underlay the whole relationship.
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America Goes to War

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

11/10/2018Mises Daily Articles
Hostilities in the North Atlantic provided the context — or rather, pretext — for America's participation.
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World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

11/09/2018Mises Daily Articles
The war came to the United States as the "fulfillment," the culmination, the veritable apotheosis of progressivism in American life.
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What the State Is Not

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

The state is not "us." Even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority.

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What Is Classical Liberalism?

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/01/2018Mises Daily Articles
The goal of the liberals — properly defined — has always been to fight what Macaulay called "the all-devouring state."
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A Libertarian Critique of Birthright Citizenship

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/30/2018

It is important to change our political culture, which treats "democracy," or the "right" to vote, as the supreme political good.

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Hitler's Economics

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

10/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Hitler is the modern archetype of political evil, but many who condemn him still embrace his socialist economic policies.
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The Classical Liberal Theory of Empire

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

10/23/2018Audio/Video
In this 33-minute presentation, Ralph Raico examines the history and ideology of imperialism — and why the state loves war and empire so much.
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