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The Myth of Apolitical Pragmatism

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 15, 2015

The partisans of “reasonable” technocracy often hide their desire to dominate others behind a disdain for “ideology” and “politics.”

 

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Anarchism and Minarchism in Libertarian History

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 1, 2015

The dividing line between the champions of the night-watchman state and those of the stateless society is not as hard and fast as might have been supposed.

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Why Decentralism? Beyond Left and Right

by David S. D’Amato on Jun 29, 2015

An emphasis on decentralization unites radicals on left and right in American politics, while moderates support central power.

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Classical Elite Theory and Libertarianism

by David S. D’Amato on Jun 3, 2015

Classical elites and libertarians both agree that oligarchic rulers are corrupt. However, the two groups also have a fundamental disagreement.

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Thomism and Decentralism

by David S. D’Amato on May 18, 2015

The thought of Thomas Aquinas, which was strongly influenced by Aristotle, offers a potential justification for political decentralization.

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Dora Marsden, Free Woman

by David S. D’Amato on May 8, 2015

A radical individualist, Dora Marsden edited the political journals The Freewoman, The New Freewoman, and The Egoist.

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An Introduction to Jury Nullification

by David S. D’Amato on May 4, 2015

Jury nullification is the practice of a jury refusing to convict a defendant of violating a law the jurors view as unjust.

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Free Love: Victoria Woodhull

by David S. D’Amato on Mar 23, 2015

Victoria Woodhull was a political radical in the free love movement and the first woman to run for president.

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Free Love: Moses Harman

by David S. D’Amato on Feb 26, 2015

Moses Harman, publisher of Lucifer, the Light Bearer, was an important figure in the ninteenth century free love, anarchist, and feminist movements.

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Free Love: Angela and Ezra Heywood

by David S. D’Amato on Feb 13, 2015

Sex radicals Angela and Ezra Haywood published the periodical The Word, often battling censors in their effort to get government out of the bedroom.

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Man of Paradox: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

by David S. D’Amato on Dec 15, 2014

An intellectual portrait of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, an early anarchist who had a profound influence on libertarianism and socialism as we know them today.