“There [is a contest] between the face of the earth…and the ingenuity of man…We cover immense regions of the globe with the tokens of human cultivation.”
“All the great elements of society were drawn within the feudal enclosure, so even the…most trifling circumstances of common life, became subject to feudalism.”
“Those who realize that human life loses all value when liberty is denied the individual must…work and fight to preserve the old and gain even greater freedom.”
“If we ever lose our liberties to a Fascist movement, led by the imposters of patriotism, it will be because in addition to men they also have guns.”
Seldes finds that the “program of 100 per cent Americanism is about 100 per cent false in the light of the views and actions of the rebel founders of our country.”
Ralph Raico, one of the best living libertarian historians, on Rothbard’s birthday.
Riggenbach continues his series, this time exploring fiction in verse.
A roundtable on ideals and tactics.
After a good deal nit-picking: “If this were a tweedy, pipe-sucking review, one could go on in this vein for some time.”
“This is Röpke at his best…His attack on social rationalism, whether of the Left or the Right, is as devastating as it is Witty.”
“The Free Man’s Almanac, compiled by Leonard Read, is one of the best and most useful for libertarians that I have run across.”
“The idea of value has different meanings as used in different intellectual disciplines, [and] a common meaning…does not exist.”
“There is no doubt that these liberal parents are to a great extent responsible for having created their radical children.”
“The market produces a spontaneous order in which the different, shifting ends of individuals are satisfied.”
Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.
“Anderson argues that Sartrean ethics formulates a meaningful ethical position for those who proclaim the death of God and of all objective values.”
“The American experience made no impact on the leaders of the Church.”
A speech on psychology and liberty-as-lived-experience.