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Between Scylla and Charybdis

Between Scylla and Charybdis

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by Michael Badnarik Do you remember the cartoons you watched as a child? Occasionally the characters would get into a fight, symbolized by a small tornado whirling madly. Frequently an innocent bystander would get unwillingly sucked into the fight. As if we don’t already have enough problems, it appears that…

Viva Obama! A view from the English right

Viva Obama! A view from the English right

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by Sean Gabb I can understand that American conservatives and libertarians are upset at the re-election of Mr. Obama as President of America. It means another four years of government by someone who wants to make their country into a third world dump. My own view, however, as an English…

The myth of the “conservative Supreme Court”

The myth of the “conservative Supreme Court”

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by Rob Natelson   Is the current U.S. Supreme Court conservative? No, it is not. And certainly not if you define “conservative” as interpreting the Constitution according to the understanding of the makers. The claim that the Court has a conservative majority is certainly widespread. Googling the phrase “conservative supreme…

Understanding Obama

Understanding Obama

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by H. L. Richardson To understand what Obama is doing on the gun issue and other programs the administration is advocating, one must understand the Hegelian dialectic, the principle of “advancing to goals through retreat.” It works as follows:   Demand everything, push ahead and persist! Then when the opposition…

Let’s change the terminology in defending our gun rights

Let’s change the terminology in defending our gun rights

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by Tim Macy   With the current attack on personal gun ownership and the Second Amendment, the radical Left has twisted the phrase “assault weapon” to try and take guns away from law-abiding Americans. Real assault rifles are used by modern infantrymen and are capable of firing in a fully-automatic…

The sacred nonaggression principle, part 1

The sacred nonaggression principle, part 1

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by Brian Wright   Many of us have heard the term “meme,” which was created and popularized by Richard Dawkins in several books, particularly The Selfish Gene (1976).   A meme is a replicating piece of information.   In culture, a meme can represent a behavior pattern that people adopt.…

State-regulation of the British press: So what?

State-regulation of the British press: So what?

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by Sean Gabb   At the moment in England, our masters and their clients are discussing censorship of the newspaper press. After months of submissions, a government inquiry into newspaper conduct has finished, and its report will almost certainly call for what is called “a rule-based framework of regulation.” The…

What is the ruling class?

What is the ruling class?

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by Sean Gabb   Libertarians often define a ruling class as that group of politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers, businessmen, therapists, educators and media people who derive income and position from the State. By definition, so far as such people operate as members of a ruling class, they are parasitic on the…

So I was told to keep my mouth shut

So I was told to keep my mouth shut

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by Benjamin R. Smith III I was told by many of my writer friends that if I want to sell any books that I should watch out for getting involved in political speaking. They warned me that I was sure to alienate at least 50% of the people. So for…

What Africa needs is less “aid”

What Africa needs is less “aid”

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by Sean Gabb   Already a fixture in the news, the debate over what to do about poverty in Africa has moved back to the headlines with the current famine in Niger. Now, most debates over this issue follow a standard pattern. On the one side we have the Christians…
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