Monthly Archives: March 2008

Column on Self-Abusive Conduct

Victimless CrimesTibor R. MachanWhen I go to movies I sometimes experiment. I decide to see some becauseof what I call education in cultural anthropology. Not all of these areenjoyable, even interesting but some suggest insights it would be usefulto pay … Continue reading

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Column on Taxation, Again

Taxation AgainTibor R. MachanInstead of all the mud slinging between Senators Hillary Rodham Clintonand Barack Hussein Obama, wouldn’t it be refreshing to have them engage insome serious political discussion? Since April 15 is nearly upon us, manyAmerican citizens might appreciate … Continue reading

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Column on HBO’s John Adams

John Adams, the HBO SeriesTibor R. Machan*The HBO program, John Adams, is proving to be a much needed antidote tohow most Americans are educated about the beginning of their country. Itis to all appearances a meticulously crafted docudrama. The actingsizzles, … Continue reading

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Column on Bin Laden is Still Wrong

Bin Laden is Still WrongTibor R. Machan Stubbornness is not a disease but mostly a moral problem. If in the faceof reason someone keeps holding on to irrational ideas, it isn’t that heor she cannot change but that he or … Continue reading

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Column on Too Much Love for Royalty

Too Much Love for RoyaltyTibor R. MachanEvery time I encounter admiring references to royalty in America I cringe.Like when recently The New York Times Magazine ran a special advertisingsection for Dubai in which “the ruler of Dubai” was displayed in … Continue reading

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Column on Why they Don’t Get it

Why don’t they get it?Tibor R. MachanNo matter how many politicians proceed to act self-destructively, engagein corruption, violate elementary principles of civilized conduct as NewYork governor Eliot Spitzer had done, the idea that they can be elected tooffice to take … Continue reading

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Column on NAFTA Blues

NAFTA Blues Tibor R. MachanBoth Democratic contenders are NAFTA foes. And their complaints aren’t thevalid ones, of which there are plenty–NAFTA is to free trade what mildarthritis is to good health. But NAFTA is a step in the right direction,which … Continue reading

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