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Willful Partisan Blindness: The Immigration Example

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 17, 2019

We must overcome our political-cultural group affinities if we wish to see things as they are: the problem isn’t ultimately who controls the state, but the state itself.

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What, to an American, is the Fourth of July?

by Andy Craig on Jul 4, 2019

Independence Day is a celebration of America, yes, but it’s also a day to rededicate ourselves to critiquing the job we’re doing at living up to our own mission statement.

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The Brazilian People Reject Censorship

by Mauricio F. Bento on Jun 24, 2019

The United States is not the only country arguing over free speech. In Brazil, recent developments have also put free speech in jeopardy. 

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Are Libertarians Selfish?

by David S. D’Amato on Jun 21, 2019

Libertarianism is, fundamentally, an other-regarding philosophy that emphasizes our obligations to refrain from dominating others and from imposing our vision of the good life on them.

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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. 

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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.