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Understanding the Modern State

by David S. D’Amato on Aug 10, 2018

The modern state is a contingent historical development, born in blood—not a permanent or inevitable feature of human society.

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The Problem with “Fake News”

by Ryan Khurana on Jul 20, 2018

Anxiety about fake news has long dogged open publishing environs, while the costs of gatekeeping often go unnoticed. 

 

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The Errors of Nostalgi-tarianism

by Steven Horwitz on Jul 13, 2018

Pining for a golden age of liberty that never existed is analytically and rhetorically disastrous.

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Criticisms of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 26, 2018

Smith discusses the common argument that natural rights will lead inevitably to anarchism. 

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Where Do Rights Come From?

by George H. Smith on Jun 15, 2018

Smith continues his brief discussion of how to justify natural rights.

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A Justification of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 11, 2018

Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to present a barebones defense of natural rights.

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The Liberty Party

by George H. Smith on May 14, 2018

Smith discusses some circumstances that led to the formation of the abolitionist Liberty Party in 1840.