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The Myth of the Rule of Law

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/07/2017
As a myth, the concept of the rule of law is both powerful and dangerous. Its power derives from its great emotive appeal.

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Week in Review: May 6, 2017

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/05/2017
Donald Trump had a good week in Washington. Unfortunately, good news for politicians is often bad news for Americans.

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The Myth of the "Popular Will"

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Democracy often relies on conflating society with the state. Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to the politicization of every facet of daily life.

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How Liberty Defined Western Civilization

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/03/2017
The idea of liberty is and has always been peculiar to the West.

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The Horrors of Communist China

Big GovernmentWorld History

China became between 1949 and 1976 an experiment in total control unlike anything else in history.

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Are Oil Prices to Blame for the Venezuelan Crisis?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

The Venezuelan crisis is anything but a crisis caused by the fall in oil prices.

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Mises on Open Borders

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Ludwig von Mises supported “liberal nationalism,” one of the most important political movements of the 19th century.

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Was J.B. Say an Austrian Economist?

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog04/26/2017
Jean-Baptiste Say, along with A.R.J. Turgot and Frédéric Bastiat, helped pave the way for Austrian economics.

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We're All Dictators Now

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/13/2017
Riszard Legutko contends that the democratic socialists have been far more successful at destroying freedom than the Soviet communists ever were.

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Can Ecuador Learn Something from Peru?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/02/2017
Although he did so to a lesser degree than some others, President Rafael Correa in Ecuador embraced "21st-Century socialism." How has Ecuador fared?

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