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November 18, 2022
Barry Brownstein

Those Who Don’t Forgive, Don’t Learn

“Forgiveness is a mindset, a way of being in the world, and not a specific behavior. It doesn’t mean we stay with an abusive spouse or excuse the actions of an authoritarian politician or petty bureaucrat.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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July 27, 2022
Barry Brownstein

State Power Doesn’t Settle Science

“The courageous voice that Drs. Kheriaty, Prasad, Makary, Høeg, and many others express exists in every human being. That voice lies dormant until we value the voice.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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June 4, 2022
Barry Brownstein

Freedom Stands Above Everything

“Can the transformation of America to a ‘State without freedom’ be stopped? Is it possible to learn of the dangers to freedom and human progress without first living through our own bitter experiences?” ~ Barry Brownstein

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May 12, 2022
Barry Brownstein

Hatred Will Destroy You: What the Holodomor Teaches Us Today

“When any person harbors hatred, their own humanity is destroyed. In Grossman’s words, ‘looking at his victim as other than human, he ceases to be human himself. He executes the human being inside his own self; he is his own executioner.’” ~ Barry Brownstein

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March 17, 2022
Barry Brownstein

It Takes a Village of Bureaucrats to Implement Despotism

“In America today, a decentralization movement is growing, advocating greater local control. Continued erosion of public trust in federal agencies and government experts will hasten that movement.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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November 20, 2021
Barry Brownstein

Why There is a Civic and Moral Duty to Oppose Tyrannical Bureaucracies

“In the spirit of Mises, I offer this: A society that embraces coerced medical choices has chosen a path away from social cooperation and towards the disintegration of society.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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July 21, 2021
Barry Brownstein

Why “Good” People Enable Totalitarians

“Forces are acting to paralyze the human spirit. We should deceive ourselves no longer. Without the consent and assistance of good people, totalitarians have no power. Governments, Mises warned, ‘become liberal only when forced to by the citizens.'” ~ Barry Brownstein

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January 20, 2021
Barry Brownstein

A Soviet Dissident Explains American Censorship

“Self-censorship manifests when reasonable minds no longer express their differences. As authoritarian roots sink deeper into American society, the consequences are dire. As Grossman warns, ‘Then life itself must suffocate.'” ~ Barry Brownstein

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