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Getting to Galt’s Gulch: Everyday Secession

By James A. / July 22, 2021

This month, the United States once again celebrated her self-reliance on the 4th of July. After a year of lockdowns, masks, and now even mandatory vaccinations in offices and universities, the idea that the U.S.A. is a beacon of liberty to the remainder of the world seems improbable. This attitude was reiterated in the new […]

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The Roots of “Anticapitalism” | Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

By James A. / July 21, 2021

In many minds, “capitalism” has come to be a bad word, nor does “free enterprise” sound much better. I remember seeing posters in Russia in the early nineteen-thirties depicting capitalists as Frankenstein monsters, as men with yellow-green faces, crocodile teeth, dressed in cutaways and adorned by top hats. What is the reason for this widespread […]

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The British Federal government Pushed back “Flexibility Day” with No Description

By James A. / July 15, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, governments have gained in power at the expense of society. The numerous laws voted and decrees revealed have significantly minimal individual liberties in lots of nations, despite the fact that from the beginning many doubts existed regarding the efficiency, the importance, and the authenticity of these draconian steps used to eliminate the […]

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The Problem of Security: Historicity of the State and “European Realism”

By James A. / July 14, 2021

[The State] forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or alien.—Albert Jay Nock, 1928, On Doing the Right Thing LIBERTARIANISM AND THE STATE: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT Libertarianism has proved to be a force […]

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Ratification: The Struggle For Massachusetts

By James A. / July 11, 2021

As the epochal struggle for Massachusetts began, it was clear that the majority of the people of the state opposed the Constitution. Furthermore, in contrast to Pennsylvania where the Federalists had the important advantage of recently acquired control of the state government, the story in Massachusetts was almost the reverse. For in 1787, in reaction […]

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The Electoral College as a Restraint on American Democracy: Its Evolution from Washington to Jackson

By James A. / July 8, 2021

When the American colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776, the fundamental principle underlying the new government they created was the principle of liberty. To the Founders, liberty meant freedom from government oppression, because at that time, government was the primary threat to the liberty of individuals. The Declaration of Independence contains a long […]

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The American Revolution and Classical Liberalism

By James A. / July 3, 2021

The libertarian creed emerged from the “classical liberal” movements of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Western world, specifically, from the English Revolution of the seventeenth century. This radical libertarian movement, even though only partially successful in its birthplace, Great Britain, was still able to usher in the Industrial Revolution there by freeing industry […]

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A Reader Very Confused About Anarchy

By James A. / June 29, 2021

By: Gary D. Barnett Today I got two letters from a reader that were at times exceptionally important and likewise complimentary. These kinds of responses are always confusing, and for the a lot of part indicated to oppose or criticize a position that I may take without scrutiny, however that is not how I run. […]

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