When Lenin Read a Book on Marx

– November 29, 2022

“It is no small irony that Hobsbawm’s qualitative investigation of Marx’s dissemination and spread now finds empirical validation in the unlikeliest of sources: our econometric analysis of the Soviet revolution’s effects on Marx’s citation patterns after 1917.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Salute to the Sensible

– November 18, 2022

“If we are going to accomplish Oster’s ‘work together to build back and move forward,’ it’s imperative to acknowledge and address the wrongs done that tore everything down and everyone apart.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Those Who Don’t Forgive, Don’t Learn

– November 18, 2022

“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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Das Karl Marx Problem

– November 16, 2022

“How do we reconcile the decisive and early rejection of Marx’s economic theories after the Marginal Revolution with the high acclaim that those same theories enjoy among intellectuals today, albeit almost entirely outside of the economics profession?” ~ Phillip W. Magness & Michael Makovi

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No COVID Tribunals

– November 11, 2022

“Attempts to hold lockdowners personally accountable by imposing on them formal punishments would create yet another terrible precedent, one that would only compound the troubles that we’re destined to suffer from the precedent that was set in March 2020.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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New Mao Lauds Old Mao: China’s Xi Jinping Takes Politburo on Communist Road Trip

– November 9, 2022

“The best that can be said of Xi is that he values stability, and would not intentionally plunge China into anything like the chaos in which Mao thrived.” ~ Doug Bandow

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When Lying Becomes a Virtue, Civilization Declines

– November 7, 2022

“Just as in China, the moral character of Americans is being degraded. As more and more of us remain silent, morality degrades, and the social order on which we all depend loses its capacity to facilitate human flourishing.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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The Revolutionary Trigger

– November 7, 2022

“We have a duty to confront a vital-but-uncomfortable question: at what point must Americans take it upon ourselves to revolt? In other words, what is the revolutionary trigger?” ~ Max Borders

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Don’t Mess With Our Roots

– November 1, 2022

“Integral thinking can lead us not only to a place of unity in pluralism favored by liberals but it can also work to the end of protecting our roots.” ~ Max Borders

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The Stockdale Paradox and the Future of Liberty

– October 28, 2022

“The Stockdale Paradox reminds us that when faith falters, turning to false optimism is not the path forward. Such optimism, wrote Frankl in Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything, ‘lull[s] us into complacency and… a rosy fatalism.’” ~ Barry Brownstein

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The China Challenge: What’s a Real Liberal To Do?

– October 26, 2022

“Americans must defend a free society at home and preserve a liberal peace abroad. They may be the only people able to do both.” ~ Doug Bandow

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“GramXi,” China, and the Long March through Multilateral Institutions

– October 20, 2022

“The ITU proceedings matter for liberty and privacy against the rise of Chinese tyranny and its long march through multilateral institutions. GramXi, indeed.” ~ Dominique M. Lazanski and Nikolai G. Wenzel

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