tourestsatpalace

What Happened to Manners and What to Do About It

– April 11, 2019

The court of manners has been replaced by the court of law.

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sanitizedhistory

No Sanitized Pages in History, Please!

– March 25, 2019

A free press and an open intellectual environment is one that should not only challenge the words and deeds of governments in the name of liberty, but should unearth, investigate, and inform the professional and lay public about the realities and truths of the world in which we all live, in both their ugliness and their beauty, in their uplifting acts and their despicable deeds.

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fantasywarrior

The Killer Had An Ideology

– March 15, 2019

The ideology of hate that spilled so much blood in New Zealand is best avenged through a new dedication to a social philosophy of love, cooperation, and freedom for all.

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shallnotgrowold

The Veneer of Civilization Slipped Away

– February 22, 2019

Every idealist hopes that humankind can learn from history. There is plenty of evidence that we do not.

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lagerfeld

The Death of Karl Lagerfeld, and Clothing Too

– February 20, 2019

The death of Lagerfeld does not mean the certain and forever death of elegance. His death might shock us all into a new sensibility that helps us all see what he saw: if we want the world to be beautiful, we have to make it so.

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mapnazis

The Many Problems With the Ideology of Nationalism

– February 17, 2019

Sorry, but it is historical fact that the German National Socialists was a nationalist party.

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kisses

It’s the Small Things, Like Hershey’s Kisses, that Matter

– February 3, 2019

Want to become a champion of liberty? Eschew historicism. Be suspicious of grand millenarian eschatologies. Learn to love the little things in life. Celebrate every individual’s right to choose how they live their lives. Smile when you think of every box of chocolate given and received this February 14th.

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castro

Castro’s Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

– December 31, 2018

The road not taken by Cuba, that of not having the revolution, is one on which the country would have been healthier and richer than it is now. This denial of human flourishing makes Cuba just like any other Communist regime, and thus the regime deserves only scorn.

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thegang

AIER, This Year and Next

– December 19, 2018

The atmosphere at AIER makes for a welcome contrast with the civic culture of division and anger that dominates politics and mainstream news. We are focused on the long term, and on truth and integrity as the desiderata of intellectual value.

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PM_1210

The Pejorative Origins of the Term “Neoliberalism”

– December 10, 2018

Neoliberalism is one of academia’s trendiest boogiemen. Do historians have the wrong origin story?

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marshallplan

The Marshall Plan: Fiction and Facts

– December 7, 2018

The financial part of the Marshall plan was not the decisive factor in the West European recovery. What mattered was economic liberalization, relative monetary and fiscal stability, and the promotion of economic integration.

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Carolina

Paper Money in Colonial North Carolina

– December 5, 2018

In a new NBER working paper, Cory Cutsail and Farley Grubb offer a novel data set on North Carolina’s paper-money regime (1712-1774).

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