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Decentralized and Neutral

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracy

Blog04/27/2022

The EU is a prime example of a tendency toward territorial expansion and political centralization.

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1991: When America Tried to Keep Ukraine in the USSR

U.S. History

Blog04/27/2022

In the final days of the Soviet Union, the Washington establishment was convinced nationalism was a greater threat than Soviet despotism. Thus, George Bush tried to prop up the USSR and prevent Ukrainian secession.

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The Economic Sanctions against Russia Are Destructive and Counterproductive: We Must Oppose Them

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/27/2022

Imposing economic sanctions upon Russia is tantamount to throwing gasoline on a raging fire. The sanctions will not end the Russian invasion of Ukraine and only will make things worse.

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The Conservatism of Decolonization

Big GovernmentDemocracyEconomic Freedom

Blog04/27/2022

For all the talk of decolonialization, many Third World countries that became independent set up regulatory regimes that mirrored their former "mother" country.

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Elon Musk's Twitter Gambit and What It Means to the "Clique in Power"

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog04/26/2022

Contrary to what progressives may claim, Twitter has not been the "town hall for democracy," but rather an enforcer for "wokeness, political fealty, and obedience to official state dictates and narratives."

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Decentralization and the Rise of the West: The European Miracle Revisited

Decentralization and SecessionEconomic FreedomPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2022

Why did Europe advance economically in the postmedieval period? Bas Spliet looks to the writings of Ralph Raico and Hans-Hermann Hoppe for answers.

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Elon Musk Bought Twitter, and the Pundits Sure Are Mad

U.S. History

Blog04/25/2022

Elon Musk just bought Twitter, and Twitter's most active users—a group composed largely of mainstream journalists—can't stand the idea that a social media platform might actually tolerate dissenting voices.

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