Monthly Archives: April 2009

Published Column on Liberty & Democracy

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/majority_49632___article.html/democracy_taken.html

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Column on Problems with Pragmatism

Problems with Pragmatism Tibor R. Machan Given that on several occasions President Obama has made it clear that he is no ideologue but a pragmatist, it could be useful to consider what these terms mean. What makes someone an ideologue? … Continue reading

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Column on Torture and Pragmatism

Torture and Pragmatism Tibor R. Machan Torturing someone involves inflicting pain and misery on the victim in the hope of obtaining something he or she is unwilling to give up. The purpose can vary from simple cruelty, as when youngsters … Continue reading

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Recommendation of The Cato Journal (W, 2009)

The Winter 2009 issue of The Cato Journal (Vol. 29. No. 1) is devotedentirely to the current economic fiasco and the essays are veryinstructive.

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Column on Preparing for Censorship

Is Government Preparing Us for Censorship? Tibor R. Machan In a series of articles on climate change the villain is gradually beingidentified as, you should have guessed it, freedom of thought! One Jon Gertner of The New York Times Magazine … Continue reading

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Column on Democracy and Liberty

Democracy and Liberty Tibor R. Machan If you object to having your liberty and property taken by the majority,some political theorists object claiming that democracy is precisely forsuch a purpose. But that is not so. In a free society the … Continue reading

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Published Column on the Stimulus

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/government_49469___article.html/productive_idea.html

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