Monthly Archives: May 2008

Column on Elitism, Good and Bad

Elites, Good and BadTibor R. MachanDemocrats are all bent out of shape about how to think about elites–thegroup in society that claims to be superior to the rest of us. SenatorObama is dubbed an elitist for saying that many turn … Continue reading

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Column on A Socialist America?

A Socialist America? Tibor R. Machan It is becoming increasingly likely that soon the United States of America,which supposedly won the Cold War against the socialist Soviet Union, willbecome a socialist society. A comparable country would be France, priorto the … Continue reading

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Column on Whether Libertarianism is Utopian

Libertarianism Isn’t UtopianTibor R. MachanAlthough it is prudent to be skeptical about the entries found atWikipedia, the on line encyclopedia offers a sound account of utopias:“Utopia is a term for an ideal society. It has been used to describe bothintentional … Continue reading

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Column on Pursuing your Happiness

Pursuing your Happiness Tibor R. Machan When the Founders made happiness part of America’s political fabric theymade clear that what each of us has a right to is the pursuit of it. Aswith all individual rights in this political tradition, … Continue reading

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Column on “Smart Growth” Bullies

The Way Bullies Think Tibor R. Machan It is nearly impossible these days to escape the bullies who are set torun everyone’s life. I thought I would visit friends on the CentralCalifornia Coast to get away from it all for … Continue reading

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Column on Corrupt Politics

A Corrupt Profession Tibor R. Machan There are those who believe that business is inherentlycorrupt–communists would be among those, and socialists. The very ideaof striving to make a profit is treated by these people as morallyobjectionable. Of course, some even … Continue reading

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Column on Ayn Rand’s Anthem

Ayn Rand’s Anthem Tibor R. Machan In 2007 there were several celebrations focused on the 50th anniversary ofthe publication of Ayn Rand’s blockbuster novel, Atlas Shrugged. It is amonumental work in which Rand shows, dramatically, how vital the activehuman mind … Continue reading

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