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A Caricature of Classical Liberalism: It's All about Individualism and Materialism

Book ReviewsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/04/2021

In her history of liberalism (both classical and otherwise) Helena Rosenblatt relies on a caricature of liberals as radically individualistic and concerned only with material gain. This is an unfortunate mistake. 

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A Wave of Abusive Federal Prosecutions Is Coming

LawThe Police State

Blog01/30/2021

With the Capitol riots, Biden has his 9/11. Now come the legal assaults against Americans. 

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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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A Case for One Billion Americans?

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/16/2021

Matthew Yglesias has managed to turn militant anti-Chinese foreign policy into a call for big increases in government spending, and a lot more immigration.

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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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A Message from Jeff Deist

Blog12/29/2020

Everything we do is thanks to donors like you, not billionaires, big foundations, or government grants. We wish you peace and prosperity in 2021.

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A New Introduction to Austrian Economics

Book Reviews

Blog12/24/2020

“The General Theory was published in 1936 and Hayek decided not to respond directly. In making this decision, Hayek committed what many defenders of the free market system consider to be one of the major tactical errors of this century.” 

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A Clash about Morality in Wartime

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog12/11/2020

Hurting innocents is never okay, but apologists for the bombing of Hiroshima and other state atrocities find this "purist" position inconvenient.

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