On Her 111th Birthday, Ayn Rand on Individual Rights, Liberty, and Government »

Few people have been more controversial than Alisa Rosenbaum. But few have heard that name, because the apoplectic responses are reserved for the new name she gave herself after she left Russia for America—Ayn Rand. Some people are devotees of everything Rand. Others use her name as a pejorative. Still others find some of...
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The Avengers of Civil Society? »

While watching the summer blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, I had trouble shaking thoughts from two books not usually connected to action heroes, let alone movies: Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments and C.S. Lewis’s The Four Loves. I doubt writer/director Joss Whedon had these social philosophers in mind when he was writing...
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Why Do We Accept in Ourselves That Which We Condemn in Others? »

There was a certain horrifying fascination to observe the speed and enthusiasm with which conservatives embraced the unprecedented growth of government power and size under George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11. A Crisis and Leviathan case study in the “ratchet-effect” of “crises”—documented brilliantly throughout by Bob Higgs and reprinted as our Resurgence...
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Prince Caspian, Natural Law and Just War Theory »

Michael Ward has an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that touches upon the natural law lessons in Prince Caspian, the much awaited sequel in the new Narnia film series. It helps shed some light on the difference between the modern wars that we read about in the news and the more righteous version...
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