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The Murderous Modern State

by David S. D’Amato on Nov 4, 2019

The advent of the modern state did not usher in an era of unprecedented peace.

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The Legacy and the Ideas Behind Cato’s Letters

by Paul Meany on Nov 1, 2019

The Cato Institute does not derive its name from the notoriously staunch ancient Roman Cato the Younger. Instead, it is a reference to Cato’s Letters, a collection of 138 essays written in England during the 18th century.

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Postmodernism & the Free Society

by Kevin Currie-Knight on Aug 29, 2019

Despite what you may have heard, postmodernism is not a threat to a free society, and the two aren’t necessarily enemies.

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Why 1619 Matters in 2019

by Matthew Feeney on Aug 19, 2019

The most prominent of America’s contradictions is that its Founding documents were written by white men who owned black human beings as farm equipment, yet they expressed a commitment to liberty. 

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Hayek vs. Beveridge on the Welfare State: In Dialogue

by Paul Matzko on Aug 5, 2019

Beveridge’s and Hayek’s dispute over expert control of economic and social policy was a manifestation of a much deeper disagreement, known as the “Knowledge Problem”. 

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Everything Wrong with the Clinton Administration

by Marcus Witcher on Aug 2, 2019

Clinton was an internationalist and believed in an activist American presence abroad, but he was unable to create a comprehensive doctrine to guide the United States into the 21st century.