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African Heroes of Freedom: Queen Moremi Ajasoro

by Ibrahim Anoba on Jun 18, 2019

As we continue to uncover more about the ancient African world, Anoba will highlight figures who had a profound impact on early Africa’s development. 

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Hayek vs. Beveridge on the Welfare State: Introduction

by Paul Matzko on Jun 13, 2019

How did F. A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and Sir William Beveridge’s Social Insurance and Allied Services shape the politics of the welfare state in the United States and the United Kingdom?

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John Gray Mischaracterizes Nietzsche’s Influence on Ayn Rand

by George H. Smith on Jun 12, 2019

Continuing his review of Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism, Smith explains how Gray greatly exaggerates Nietzsche’s influence on Rand, and he criticizes Gray’s misstatements about Rand’s notion of sacrifice.

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John Gray and the Myth of the Ayn Rand Cult

by George H. Smith on May 31, 2019

John Gray’s discussion of Objectivism in Seven Types of Atheism, which is egregiously and inexcusably bad, relies on portraying Ayn Rand as a cult leader. 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Buchanan Administration

by Ellen Kelly on May 28, 2019

President Buchanan amassed the largest fiscal imbalance of a pre-Civil War administration not engaging in a foreign war and that fact only scrathes the surface of his shortcomings.

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Commerce and Trade in Ancient Africa: Aksum

by Ibrahim Anoba on May 24, 2019

The power and importance of Aksum were paralleled by no other African civilization during the period of its existence besides Egypt writes Ibrahim Anoba in his latest installment of Ancient African economies. 

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The Use of Euphemisms in Political Debate

by Alex Nowrasteh on May 14, 2019

Euphemisms tend to serve as signals of political-tribal membership, but also as means to convince ambivalent voters to support one policy or the other.

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Buddhist Ethics Does Not Advocate State Action

by Aaron Ross Powell on May 9, 2019

Engaged buddhists too often lean progressive because they don’t understand the fundamental nature of the state that they rely on.    

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Sidney Parker, Egoist: Against All Systems

by David S. D’Amato on May 7, 2019

Sidney Parker’s thoroughgoing Stirnerite individualism set him outside and against all political and moral ideologies.

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What is a Conservatarian?

by Brad Polumbo on Apr 4, 2019

Many young conservatives favor markets and reject social intolerance without embracing an ideologically libertarian position.

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The Ancient Rights of Englishmen

by David Edwards on Mar 27, 2019

When the American revolutionaries declared their independence, it was founded on a solid thousand years of English history.