By William Watkins | Monday May 15, 2017 at 3:51 PM PST | Comments Off on Trinity Lutheran and a Response to Michael Stokes Paulsen and NRO
On May 3, The Wall Street Journal posted a short op-ed I wrote on the Trinity Lutheran case. (Sorry, but the op-ed is behind a pay wall; however, here is a blog post that gives some background to the case and my first impressions.) Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen, alleging I was “wrong on every...
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By Peter Klein | Monday July 4, 2011 at 8:52 PM PST | 4 Comments
Inspired by Bob Higgs and by Mario Rizzo, I hereby offer some July 4 reflections on patriotism, courtesy of Albert Jay Nock: What is patriotism? Is it loyalty to a spot on a map, marked off from others spots by blue or yellow lines, the spot where one was born? But birth is a...
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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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