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Samuel Johnson: Hack Writer Extraordinaire

by George H. Smith on Sep 21, 2018

Part one of a lengthy article on Samuel Johnson, originally written in 2001, is a result of my interest in freelance, or market, intellectuals.

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A Review of Posner and Weyl’s Radical Markets

by David S. D’Amato on Sep 14, 2018

A new book from Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl avoids many mistakes commonly seen in modern arguments, only to resurrect other, long-buried, errors.

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Do Socialists Mean Well?

by Grant Babcock on Sep 11, 2018

Because fascists have evil ends in mind, their malevolence is obvious. For socialists however, their ill intent is more insidious.

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John of Salisbury: A Politics of Virtue

by Paul Meany on Sep 7, 2018

The medieval thinker John of Salisbury explored the relationship between virtue and the state, concluding that the good life requires freedom.

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How Should Young People Learn History?

by Caleb O. Brown and Anthony Comegna on Sep 5, 2018

Is history education, before an advanced mental age, really just a propaganda problem? The way out is creative, individualist history.

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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.