Tag Archives: freedom

You Gotta Serve Somebody

Bob Dylan never spoke or sang truer than when he sang that you’ve gotta serve somebody in his perhaps most notable track as a born-again mainstream Christian.  Try as humanity might, it is impossible to be fully free.  Indeed, some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Equality And Liberty

Equality And Liberty:  Theory And Practice In American Politics, by Harry V. Jaffa During the process of writing his epic work on Abraham Lincoln and his importance to political philosophy, which was published late in life, Jaffa worked on a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Founding As The Best Regime

The American Founding As The Best Regime:  The Bonding Of Civil And Religious Liberty, by Harry Jaffa Harry Jaffa has long been one of my favorite authors, so long in fact that this blog has suffered a bit in not … Continue reading

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And You Shall Be Free Indeed

During the Feast of Tabernacles a year and a half ago, I found myself visiting the ruins of what had been one of the most extensive Jewish communities in the New World.  It was a place of profound ironies, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revolution Song

Revolution Song:  A Story of American Freedom, by Russell Shorto This book is a stellar example of the best achievements that can result from the contemporary leftist obsession with identity politics combined with a complex and well-researched view of history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road To Serfdom

The Road To Serfdom:  The Definitive Edition, by F.A. Hayak, edited by Bruce Caldwell This is a book that I enjoyed reading some time ago, but I was unaware of its context, and knowing the context in which this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flow

Flow:  The Psychology Of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi There are definitely some activities where I strongly value flow.  As a writer, I sometimes find that my writing is flying and time passes without much awareness of its passing until … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Paradox Of Choice

The Paradox Of Choice:  Why More Is Less, by Barry Schwartz This is a book that disappointed me.  There are a lot of things about this particular book that are worthwhile insights, but at the same time the perspective of … Continue reading

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Rights, Entitlements, And Privileges

All rights that we possess by necessity place obligations on other people and provide us with some sort of privilege and entitlement as a result.  This is true whether we view rights in the negative sense of freedom from interference … Continue reading

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αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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