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Democracy vs Doulocracy, Part 1

by William Wilson in 1848

In 1848 Americans joined the bulk of Europe in sparking a revolutionary movement which slowly burned into an abolition wildfire.

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Is Netflix Ruining Culture?

by Pamela J. Hobart on Mar 5, 2019

Contrary to the fears of cultural critics, the rise of digitization has transformed film, music, books, & television for the better. 

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The Functions of the State

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

In pursuit of understanding what the state may legitimately do, Donisthorpe explains what modern states actually do.

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The Structure of the State

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Donisthorpe stakes his claim for democracy, both the general trend of history and the first step to a more individualistic world.

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The Genius of American Liberty, Part 2

by Frances Whipple in 1867

In the second half of her epic poem, Whipple allows even the most anti-Lincoln of observers insight into the Civil War as a libertarian moment.

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The Genius of American Liberty, Part 1

by Frances Whipple in 1867

In the first half of Whipple’s epic poem, the spirit of freedom (embodied in the form of an ageless eagle) watches over its chosen country.

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Biohacking with CRISPR

by Spencer Neale on Nov 19, 2018

CRISPR technology promises to eradicate diseases and feed the starving, but should we be worried about possible ill consequences?