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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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On The Asymmetry Between Government And Self-Government

Recently I have read five books in a Jane Austen continuation series that bother me on a fundamental level.  There is something deeply broken about the worldview of the author, in that she assumes that anyone who is a principled … Continue reading

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Book Review: FDR Goes To War

FDR Goes To War:  How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, And Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America, by Burton W. Folsom, Jr & Anita Folsom The more I read in this book, the less I appreciated FDR as a … Continue reading

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