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The Death of Politics

by Karl Hess in 1969

Libertarianism, says Hess, is anti-political because it seeks to dismantle state control.

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The Crisis of Big Government

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Oct 1, 1977

“We alone have the wisdom and honesty to…declare that the only way to reduce the size of government is to cut back on its functions.”

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The Conservative Movement

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

“Both in the realm of intellectual leadership and political action, conservatives prove themselves corruptible.”

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The Battle for Reagan’s Mind

by Bruce Bartlett on Jul 1, 1980

“Unless something unforeseen happens, Reagan will probably remain committed at least to the Kemp-Roth program.”

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Marijuana Freedom is the Issue

by Jeff Riggenbach on Jul 1, 1980

“Only one serious, major candidate for President in this election year…is also unequivocally in favor of total marijuana decriminalization.”

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The Speech

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Sep 1, 1980

“If Ronald Reagan is the knight of modern conservatism, [it’s] time someone pointed out that the armor is tarnished, the joints creaking, and the sword dulled.”

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The Lesser of Two Frights

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. and Jeff Riggenbach on Dec 1, 1980

“The Clark campaign brought libertarianism to nationwide public attention on a scale…considered impossible by almost everyone only four years ago.”

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Is Freedom Winning?

by David Boaz on Jan 1, 2003

Boaz acknowledges that America is in no golden age of liberty, but adds that freedom is on a perpetual march forward.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the George H.W. Bush Administration

by Gene Healy on Aug 27, 2019

Hailed at his passing as “the most successful one-term president in the nation’s history,” George H.W. Bush has a far better claim to being the most destructive.