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Russian & American Defenses of Servitude

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1980

“Emancipation threatened the slave-owners very way of life; it threatened the Russian nobility only in its pocketbook.”

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The Origins of World War I

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1980

“The European war became a global conflict by drawing in the Western Hemisphere and extending connections into the Pacific.”

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A Festschrift of Insults

by Tom G. Palmer on Mar 1, 1978

“Republication of the Schimpflexicon is a fitting tribute, a festschrift which Mencken would have welcomed.”

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In Defense of Isolationism

by Bruce Bartlett on Mar 1, 1978

“Each war inflated the economy and gave the federal spending mechanism a scope it did not previously have.”

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Freedom of Speech and the Nazis

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Mar 1, 1978

“The problem in Skokie and elsewhere is precisely one of public property—government-owned property, paid for by taxes.”

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The Decline of New York

by Lawrence H. White on Oct 1, 1977

“How much longer do the people of New York intend to suffer such liars?”

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Melville and America: 1848

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1980

A review of Herman Melville’s probes into Jacksonian America’s existential crisis.

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Samuel Gorton: Antinomian Radical

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1980

“Gorton returned to America and War-wick, bringing with him the radical unrest of the English Civil War.”

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Corporations: A Contractual Program

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“In the United States…the custom [by the mid-1840s] was for automatic incorporation, turning the process into one in which the state had no independent role.”

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Reform, Progressives, and Empire

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“The Progressive Era and World War I set precedents for entwining social reform and war.”

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U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin America

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“When Argentina did not accept American terms, the Navy’s “white squadron” of New Cruisers were readied to visit the Rio Plata.”

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Market Protection of Property Rights

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“The absence of formal government did not result in the western frontier of the United States being as wild as legend has it.”

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Political Crimes Before Nixon

by Murray Sabrin on Aug 1, 1977

“At worst, Richard Nixon was just engaging in a time honored and long cherished American tradition: political spying.”