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America's Delusion of Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/04/2019

Attempts to impose liberal values on the world, to force people to be free, are doomed to failure and will enhance the chances of war. This is largely because nationalism is for most people a far more potent force than liberalism, whether classical or modern.

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America's Libertarian Revolution

U.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

In the deepest sense, the American Revolution was a conscious majority revolution on behalf of libertarianism and against power.

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Asset Forfeiture Will Have to Be Abolished at the Local Level

Legal System

Blog06/29/2019

The Federal government is not going to stop state and local police from stealing the property of innocent people.

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Alabama Expands Law Allowing Private Police Forces — And the Opposition Goes Nuts

Legal System

Blog06/29/2019

If one is concerned about Briarwood’s new private police force, one also ought to be hysterical over pretty much any police force in the United States. But the state seems to get a pass in areas where non-state entities are treated with suspicion.

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Anti-Establishment Populists Gain Again In Euro Elections

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/28/2019

"Green" parties gained too, and unfortunately, the big winners share an important similarity: they all advocate for more government interventionism in one way or another.

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A "European Empire" Won't Make Europe Richer

World History

Blog05/23/2019

Emmanuel Macron is pushing for a "European Empire" which he thinks will bring more economic success. But European prosperity has always thrived most where there are small states and decentralization.

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America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2019

America's "defense" budget is really more than $1.2 trillion, more than double the Pentagon's official "base budget," once we include all the other related spending like that on "homeland security" and veterans affairs.

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