Tag: Arthur Ekirch
By David J. Theroux | Saturday June 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM PST | 35 Comments
In his latest column for the New York Times, “Our Lefty Military,” the iconic “liberal” commentator Nicholas D. Kristof has now come clean on the reality of his own collectivist views that military means and organization embody the “liberal ethos” (“progressivism”), an admission that liberals rarely face up to. While numerous liberal and conservative...
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By Ralph Raico | Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM PST | 0 Comments
The following is the Foreword to the Independent Institute’s new printing of The Civilian and the Military: A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr. See also Anthony Gregory’s review on The Beacon. In 1783 a treaty ending hostilities between Great Britain and its rebellious colonies along the eastern seaboard...
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By Jonathan Bean | Sunday July 12, 2009 at 4:17 PM PST | 8 Comments
“Lawmakers, read the bills before you vote,” by Jeff Jacoby (Boston Globe) This “Read the Bills” movement has finally cut through political pretensions to reveal that there is no “deliberative democracy” in the USA. Apparently, members of Congress are simply asked to “react” or express “feelings” or channel interest-group concerns about broad notions like...
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By Wendy Honett | Friday April 17, 2009 at 8:27 AM PST | 0 Comments
When Bob Higgs flew to D.C. to interview on C-SPAN recently, he stopped in to Reason TV to talk with Nick Gillespie about The Decline of American Liberalism by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., as well as his own Depression, War, and Cold War. We are publishing both books in paperback this month. Check out...
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