Monthly Archives: February 2010

Column on Philosophical Differences

How about them Philosophical Differences? Tibor R. Machan President Obama and others at the summit Thursday (2/25/10) kept talking about philosophical difference between his team and the Republicans but what did they have in mind? By "philosophical" most mean "basic," … Continue reading

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From Machan Archives: Peddling Corruption of Liberty

Peddling the Corruption of Liberty Tibor R. Machan Ever since the idea of individual liberty has achieved some measure of credibility over the world, those who would be unseated by its limited triumph had to find some way to discredit … Continue reading

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Column on Progress & Philosophy

Is There Progress in Philosophy? Tibor R. Machan Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other, especially scientific, disciplines, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about … Continue reading

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Column on Tiger Woods Dishonoring Himself

Tiger Woods Dishonored Himself Tibor R. Machan So Tiger Woods apologized for his "selfish behavior." Of course, what he did was to dishonor himself, his human self that is, not benefit it at all. Indeed, this allegedly selfish conduct of … Continue reading

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Column on From Health Care to Tyranny

From Health Care to Tyranny Tibor R. Machan Once government takes over the health care and health insurance provision system in a country, it is very easy to move on toward a regime of practically total micromanagement of the citizenry’s … Continue reading

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Column on Sandel’s Misguided Thinking

On Sandel’s Misguided Thinking Tibor R. Machan In 2004–not that long before he got to be a TV star on PBS–Michael J. Sandel, the Harvard University professor of political philosophy got the enviable job of presenting his views on justice … Continue reading

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Column on Are Our Leaders Superior?

Are our "Leaders" Superior? Tibor R. Machan When people talk about how market agents need to be regulated because, well, without it they could do bad things, it never fails to amaze me how narrow-minded is this line of reasoning. … Continue reading

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