How To Cheat At Libertarianism

or, The Blindness of Individualists I’m not a fan of Greg Johnson or Counter Currents, too atheist, too gay, just generally too liberal for me. That said, Greg Johnson is smart and does have some insight, such as how an individualist society can be subverted. Counter-Currents ‘Metaphysical individualism is the thesis that only particular men […]

Khristos Anesti! Happy Easter!

If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord. If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If anyone has labored from the first hour, let […]

SC Bill Would Hold Faith Groups Responsible For Refugees They Import

Washington Post ‘ The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a controversial bill targeting refugees in the state, prompting concern that it may portend a wave of anti-refugee legislation around the country, particularly in the tense climate following the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The bill, if passed by the South Carolina House and signed into […]

Centripetal Politics

An oldie from Chronicles Magazine Why is a modern state disposed to destroy the corporate liberty of independent social authorities and concentrate power to the center? And why is this destruction perceived as morally legitimate? The answer was given in 1651 by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan, which frames the first and most profound theory of […]

Ideology vs Results

or For forms of government let fools contest;Whate’er is best administer’d is best! The Thinking Housewife ‘In 1861 Tsar Alexander II (1855-81) abolished serfdom, which at that time affected 30% of the population. By 1914 very little land remained in the possession of the Russian estate owners, who were mainly the nobility. 80% of the […]