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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog5 hours ago

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world agreed with them. What is remarkable is that many of them sought to abolish slavery in the new republic.

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Nock and Mencken on Democracy and Equality

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2020

The egalitarian society is pledged to common cultural values resulting in a rigorous homogeneity. Thus, a man who stands in contempt of the prevailing ideology has no rights under the law.

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New Colorado Police Reform Ends Cops' Qualified Immunity and Sidesteps Federal Courts

Blog06/24/2020

Federal judges invented the notion of "qualified immunity" to protect police from lawsuits. So now Colorado has done an end run around the federal courts and removed qualified immunity as a defense.

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New York vs. Texas: NY Has Nearly 50 Times More COVID-19 Deaths Per Capita

U.S. History

Blog04/28/2020

New York and New Jersey have produced more COVID-19 deaths than the rest of the country combined. So politicians have repeatedly claimed that the nation is "two weeks behind New York" to drum up support for extreme lockdown measures.

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Nationalism as National Liberation: Lessons from the End of the Cold War

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/19/2020

If we regard nationalism as necessarily harmful, we end up supporting the Soviet Union, and every empire and two-bit dictator who manages to hammer together a variety of disparate groups under a single national banner.

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Now Is the Time to De-Escalate War with Iran

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/06/2020

The Iraqi parliament response to the recent US airstrike — expelling all US troops from Iraq — suggests that an escalation of the ongoing US-Iran conflict would not be as simple as pro-war factions of the US regime would like it to be.

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No, Capitalism Doesn’t Threaten Humanity

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurFree Markets

Blog10/04/2019

Anti-capitalist promoters of "climate justice" ignore all of the evidence of capitalism’s benefits staring us in the face.

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