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Private Property and the Weberian State

“But, isn’t private property a monopoly on the legitimate use of force” whinges the socialist, “since, after all, the proprietor is allowed to keep people off his land?” 1.330 palabras más


The sports fan, however, is in an uncommonly powerless position: No fan can change the outcome of a game. So why devote so much attention and passion to a process whose outcome one cannot hope to influence?

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Ending of 'In The Beginning'

(Continued from February 1, 2016)


Did it seem to you that Monday’s post was a bit strident?  “Beware, the Redcoats are coming”?  I wasn’t not proposing a revolution.   801 palabras más


A Post-Syria Middle East

A recent article about a purported American deal to use an airbase in Syria to support operations against Islamic State (IS) struck me as odd. It was not that the United States was further establishing a military presence in the war-torn Middle East — let’s face it, it is 2016 and this the norm — but rather who the agreement was made with: the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). 1.001 palabras más

Islamic State

Quote for the day - January 26

“One of the essential themes of this critique, which resurfaces like an obsession in the work of writers, poets, philosophers and historians, is the clash between… 90 palabras más