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Privateers: An Example of Private-Sector Military Defense

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/10/2019

One of the most instructive of all examples from maritime history is that of privateering, that is, the employment of profit-seeking, private armed ships during wartime.

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Diktat 1919: The Versailles Treaty As Dictated Peace

World History

Blog07/01/2019

Unlike the Versailles peace, which failed horribly, the successful episodes of peacemaking — Westphalia, Vienna, and even the process that ended World War II — had in common extended multi-lateral negotiations and compromise.

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The Treaty of Versailles — 100 Years Later

World History

Blog06/28/2019

The Versailles treaty was in many ways an extension of the imperialistic impulses that caused the Great War in the first place. Even worse, it paved the way for World War II.

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How to Destroy a Civilization

World History

Blog06/24/2019

Modern Monetary Theory is the new thing among progressives. But it's been tried by many others, including the Roman dictators who ruined the Roman economy and had Rome falling apart before the barbarian invasions.

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Black Markets Show How Socialists Can't Overturn Economic Laws

SocialismWorld History

Blog06/24/2019

In the Soviet Union, any significant goods had two price tags: one real and another virtual. One was the actual black-market price. The other was the "official" government price.

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Why the Swiss Voted for More Gun Control

World History

Blog06/19/2019

What is particularly scary is that the whole argument for the new law was not really about saving lives or reducing gun violence, but is really about Brussels ordering Switzerland to modify gun laws to comply with EU gun control standards.

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World War I: A Revisionist Reading List

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/18/2019

These books and authors criticize the decision of the United States in 1917 to enter WWI, the bad results of the treaties that ended the war, and the propaganda designed to induce the public to accept the war against the Central Powers.

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Why Most People Embrace the State — And Why Some Will Always Reject It

World History

Blog06/15/2019

Not all the public is deluded or sunk into habitual submission. In contrast to "the brutish mass," there is always an elite who will understand the reality of the situation.

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Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog06/15/2019

The Bolsheviks were shocked to discover the destruction of money failed to bring about the rational economic order that the Communists believed to be inevitable.

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Do We Consent to Government by Refusing to Emigrate?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/08/2019

John Locke was ridiculed for suggesting that people "consent" to their government by not emigrating. Hume suggested this theory could be used to claim consent for even the most outrageous tyrants.

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