The Life of Democracy’s Interpreter

– May 16, 2022

“Tocqueville delved into French social and economic history, and concluded that the Revolution avant la lettre was taking place long before the outbreak in 1789.” ~ Theodore Dalrymple

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David Theroux: Gentleman, Scholar, Entrepreneur

– May 4, 2022

“David Theroux was a gentleman and a scholar. He founded the Independent Institute where he reached millions through scholarship, commentary, publishing, and media.” ~ Ryan M. Yonk & David Waugh

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Can Capitalism Survive? 80 Years After Schumpeter’s Answer

– May 1, 2022

“Our task is to do all in our power and ability to revive an understanding of and inspire a desire to preserve, restore, and extend the ideal and practice of the truly free society.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Tolstoy, Smith, and the Perils of Loneliness

– April 29, 2022

“What ultimately renders Smith’s discussion of the social passions so necessary today is his deep respect for their inherent dignity—our need to love and be loved does not flow from anything else.” ~ Richard Gunderman

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Speaking of Liberal Values

– April 28, 2022

“We liberals must forever be ready, understanding the power of words, to challenge with our own words these assaults on freedom of expression and on open, peaceful discourse and debate.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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The Threat to Liberty is Coming from Inside the House

– April 27, 2022

“Awakened to the erosion of liberty, there is more grist for the mill to facilitate our learning than at any time in recent memory. We have more opportunities to become advanced students of liberty.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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What Universities Owe

– April 27, 2022

“As scholars and teachers, caps on, we are responsible for defending a narrow space for stepping back against demands, often issuing from inside the house, to march forth.” ~ Jonathan Marks

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Is There Any Chance of Restoring Our Lost Freedom?

– April 26, 2022

“It’s not too late for a pro-liberty counterattack. The authoritarian position has always been weak intellectually and now it’s weak politically. Let’s Roll.” ~ George Leef

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The Abolition of Man

– April 23, 2022

“In four of the quotations, Lewis speaks of ‘the Tao.’ By that he means something like the universe, including its moral order, or perhaps the notion of a morally ordered universe.” ~ Daniel B. Klein

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James Rosen’s Endlessly Excellent ‘A Torch Kept Lit’

– April 22, 2022

“Buckley was good, and Rosen so good for deciding to take on this project.  To read this unputdownable book is to yearn for what’s next from Rosen, and, if possible, to appreciate William F. Buckley even more.” ~ John Tamny

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Illiberalism Will Not Secure the Common Good

– April 21, 2022

“One does not need to be a full-on classical liberal to recognize that liberal principles, even where they lack substantive justification, may preserve correct intuitions about morality and the common good.” ~ James Dominic Rooney

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Ideas Shaped the Words That Made the Modern World

– April 21, 2022

“Once governments finally let people make their own decisions, innovation and economic growth were viewed to be in the interest of everyone. In the process, rhetoric of all degrees began to shift in favor of a liberal world.” ~ Michael N. Peterson

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