The three volumes of The Gulag Archipelago — one continuous, extended scream of outrage — are, paradoxically, brilliant, bitter, disbelieving and infused with awe: awe at the strength characterising the best among us, in the worst of all situations. In that monumental text, published in 1973, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn conducted “an experiment in literary investigation” — a hybrid […]
Items that cover cover the reasoning behind the libertarian perspective but may not contain explicit policy measures.
Tonight you turn on tv. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC. All media sources, all newspapers, all outlets: they all scream one thing: You must decide in a handful of months what the entire country is to have for dinner. Unfortunately there are only two options. A pile of cow manure. OR a pile of horse manure. […]
A voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he’ll do good with his own money — if a gun is held to his head.
“You have the really evil party and you have the really stupid party. Sometimes they get together and do something that is both evil and stupid. That’s bipartisanship!” Tom Woods
The last 60 seconds of this documentary is a bit off, but 99% of it is spot on and demands attention. The cost of an American college eduction was once “well worth the cost.” It no longer is (for a vast majority of reasons). The promises of $1M more in aggregate salary over a person’s […]
In Ancient Greece sophists were teachers who taught virtue, which in those days generally meant the art of statesmanship, to young men rich enough to afford their services. Sophistry, as their art was called, is a trade much criticized in the dialogues of Plato, where Socrates attacks not only the practice of teaching for a […]
A right to something implies no one can legitimately take it from you or prevent you from enjoying that right. Thus a right to something means you are justified to use force to defend it. For example you have a right to your life, so if someone attacks you or threatens your life you can […]
This article makes an important point that leftists and big government Repubs don’t get. The choice is not that we are all in it together or we are all individuals who refuse to work together. Rather the choice is, are we all coerced as a group or do you voluntarily associate as free independent individuals? […]