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Some Reflections on the History of Philosophy

by George H. Smith on Feb 19, 2016

Smith explains the views of Kant and Hegel on the history of philosophy, and explores whether moral judgments should be applied to the realm of ideas.

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Ayn Rand and the History of Philosophy

by George H. Smith on Feb 12, 2016

Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.

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Immanuel Kant and Nazism

by George H. Smith on Feb 5, 2016

Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.

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False Promises and Uncertain Economic Truths

by Aaron Ross Powell on Feb 4, 2016

Markets are overwhelmingly good, but the results of market processes aren’t always good for everyone, in every instance. Pretending otherwise isn’t persuasive.

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Why Did the Southern States Secede?

by Anthony Comegna on Feb 9, 2016

It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.

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Mussolini and the Press

by David S. D’Amato on Jan 28, 2016

Mussolini attempted to remake the Italian mind, taking a personal interest in applying the twin tools of censorship and propaganda.

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Socialism and the Democratic Party

by Jason Kuznicki on Jan 25, 2016

From the days of Wilson to Clinton today, the Democrats have been the party of the tyranny of the majority and limitless “planning” of others’ lives.

 

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Feminism and Liberty’s Emancipation Sequence

by Mikayla Novak on Jan 15, 2016

Feminism is part of an interlocking family of movements aimed at human liberation, and indeed helping to achieve it, albeit in fits and starts.

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Italian Fascism in Maturity

by David S. D’Amato on Jan 14, 2016

D’Amato discusses the rule of the Fascist Party in Italy and draws parallels to American politics.