Tag: France

France’s New Organ Registry and the New Paternalism »

Social media never fails to create drama. Several months ago, an acquaintance on Facebook posted a video discussing France’s new law regarding organ donation. Specifically, the French government revised its policies on organ donation such that everyone is considered an organ donor upon their death unless they officially opt out of the program. As of...
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War Is the Antithesis of Freedom »

It has been nearly a week since terror attacks in Paris claimed the lives of nearly 130 people and injured countless others. Not more than a day later, France launched air strikes against ISIS in Raqqa, the de facto capitol of the Islamic State. As soon as news broke of the strikes, my social media...
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Escape to ... Russia?? »

Remember, the “good old days” of the Cold War when the Berlin Wall stood as a monument to communist oppression? I vividly remember pictures of East Germans vaulting over the barbed wire as it was first constructed. An escape from oppression to freedom. Just a look across the Wall to the eastern side showed dilapidation and poverty. Such it was...
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Hear John T. Flynn »

This audio of an entire America First Committee rally from June 1941 is a real treat. The sound quality is crisp and clear: The all-star line-up includes John T. Flynn (about 4:30 minutes into the audio), probably the most important activist in the “Old Right” during the 1940s and the 1950s. Speaking after Flynn...
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The French War on Thinness »

A bill making much progress in France threatens to outlaw the promotion of “extreme thinness.” Violators, including in the fashion industry, could face three years in prison. “The National Assembly approved the bill in a series of votes Tuesday, after the legislation won unanimous support from the ruling conservative UMP party.” Empowered conservatives are...
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