By Sam Staley | Saturday July 29, 2017 at 10:11 AM PST | Comments Off on Review: Dunkirk Immerses Viewers in Military Disaster
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s new film about a World War II military disaster that ended up symbolizing the “never give-up spirit” of Britain, may well have established itself as the leading contender for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards. But be forewarned: Dunkirk is a survival film, not a typical war film. Viewers will...
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By Robert Higgs | Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 2:19 PM PST | 115 Comments
What gives some people the right to rule others? At least since John Locke’s time, the most common and seemingly compelling answer has been “the consent of the governed.” When the North American revolutionaries set out to justify their secession from the British Empire, they declared, among other things: “Governments are instituted among Men,...
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Tags: American Revolution, British Empire, Civil Society, Constitution, Founding Fathers, individual liberty, libertarianism, Liberty, Morality, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Power, Proudhon, social contract, Statue of Liberty, Surveillance, Taxation, The State