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Why Most People Embrace the State — And Why Some Will Always Reject It

World History

Blog06/15/2019

Not all the public is deluded or sunk into habitual submission. In contrast to "the brutish mass," there is always an elite who will understand the reality of the situation.

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Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog06/15/2019

The Bolsheviks were shocked to discover the destruction of money failed to bring about the rational economic order that the communists believed to be inevitable.

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Do We Consent to Government by Refusing to Emigrate?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/08/2019

John Locke was ridiculed for suggesting that people "consent" to their government by not emigrating. Hume suggested this theory could be used to claim consent for even the most outrageous tyrants.

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Brazil's Left Is Cracking Down on Free Speech

World History

Blog06/07/2019

Brazilian authorities here are discontented with our rising skepticism of the state — and they are willing to silence the dissidents.

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Learning the Right Lessons from D-Day

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/06/2019

Both the battle and the war were unnecessary, but were the products of Great Power hubris and incompetence during and after World War I.

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China Abandoned Hard-Core Socialism — So Progessives Abandoned China

World History

Blog06/06/2019

Progressives like John Kenneth Galbraith no longer heap praise on China, given that it long ago abandoned Mao’s austere communism. Instead, modern progressive economists like Joe Stiglitz save their acclaim for the economies of places like Cuba and Venezuela.

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The Next British Prime Minister: Is There a Least-Worst Candidate?

World History

Blog06/06/2019

Tory MPs vying for the Prime Ministership mostly all vote alike on taxes and foreign policy. So only the issue of Brexit separates the bad from the very bad candidates.

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Anti-Establishment Populists Gain Again In Euro Elections

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/28/2019

"Green" parties gained too, and unfortunately, the big winners share an important similarity: they all advocate for more government interventionism in one way or another.

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"They Shall Not Grow Old" is a Superb Antiwar Film

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog05/27/2019

The film provides viewers with a sobering and accurate depiction of the horrific reality of war.

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A "European Empire" Won't Make Europe Richer

World History

Blog05/23/2019

Emmanuel Macron is pushing for a "European Empire" which he thinks will bring more economic success. But European prosperity has always thrived most where there are small states and decentralization.

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