Monthly Archives: August 2008

Column on Rand and Selfishness

Ayn Rand & Selfishness Tibor R. Machan For more than forty years I have been seriously interested in the ideas ofAyn Rand, ever since I read her novels and later her non-fiction works.This despite the fact that Miss Rand once … Continue reading

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Column on My Summer “Vacations”

My Summer "Vacations"Tibor R. MachanEvery summer since 1989 I have flown to Europe where I take part in aseminar on political economy organized by the Institute for EconomicStudies, Europe, a classical liberal think tank in France. The objectiveis to familiarize … Continue reading

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Column on Religion and Politics

Is Religious Politics Libertarian?In many ways the principles of a fully free society are the mosthospitable to the great variety of faithful in a large society. The mainreason for this is that in such a free society the right to … Continue reading

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Guest Column on Georgia v. Russia

Georgia versus Russia: A Georgian Voice By Gia Jandieri* Unfortunately the Republic of Georgia has become a sticking point again.In 1989 the murder of 21 peaceful protesters in the streets of Tbilisiplayed a serious role for a political collapse of … Continue reading

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Column on Teaching v. Indoctination

Indoctrination TemptationTibor R. MachanFor forty some years I have been a teacher in a field rife withcontroversy, namely, philosophy. My specialty, political philosophy, isnotorious for constant disagreements. What is justice? What are rights?What is more important, equality or liberty or … Continue reading

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Column on Russia v. Georgia

NATO, Georgia and RussiaTibor R. MachanThomas Friedman of The New York Times writes that he is against expandingNATO. While he condemns the Russian government for its muscle flexingvis-à-vis the Republic of Georgia, he considers Georgia’s desire to joinNATO unwise. As … Continue reading

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Column on Domestic & Foreign Policy

Domestic & Foreign WisdomTibor R. MachanTod Gitlin chimes in brilliantly on foreign policy for the United Statesof American when he writes that “For the most part, when the United Stateshas set out, on its own and absent direct provocation, to … Continue reading

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