Monthly Archives: December 2008

A Revolutionary Struggle

A Revolutionary Struggle Tibor R. Machan Be it welcome or not, there are a revolutionary struggle afoot in theworld. It started when certain thinkers began to dispute the claims madeby defenders of various rulers–monarchs, dictators, tsars and thelike–that some people … Continue reading

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Column on Without Free Will

Without Free Will Tibor R. Machan Lots of important people, in the sciences and in philosophy, are sayingthat free will is a myth, a delusion. Some go so far as to embark onrevamping the legal system and our ideas of … Continue reading

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Column on My Year End Pet Peeves

Year End Pet PeevesTibor R. Machan Mostly I write on topics I suspect concern a wide enough audience.Columnists don’t just write on anything that pops into their minds butneed to do a bit of service to reader-clients. But, if one … Continue reading

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Recommending Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino is worth seeing. Some good laughs, somedecent lessons. Tibor

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Notice of film Head-On (not quite recommended)

Head-on is a very unpleasant but possibly instructive movie about Turkishimmigrants in Hamburg, Germany; whether it is an accurate depiction or amere exaggeration of some cases I do not know and haven’t researched. Ifit is accurate, it holds out little … Continue reading

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From Tibor Machan–Just found this (one of my essays) on the Web

http://decisivebreak.blogspot.com/2008/12/libertarian-justice-natural-rights.html

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Recommending Comic David Crowe

This comic David Crowe is very funny–I LOL 75% of his stuff, which in mybook is a success–so if you wish to have a few laughs, you might TiVo hisone hour gig. I caught him on Showtime–he did an hour … Continue reading

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Recommending (you check out) On the Riviera

The 1951 silly movie On the Riviera, with Danny Kaye, is, well, silly butsort of sweet. What stands out is the final song and dance in which Kayesings an ode to movies with happy endings, actually responding to thepraise of … Continue reading

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Column on Left Liberals and Right Conservatives

Left Liberals and Right ConservativesTibor R. Machan It is not always taken note of that conservatism refers to a procedurefor dealing with life, ethics, politics, or public policy, not with aposition on these. What the conservative urges is that as … Continue reading

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Essay on Generosity (OC Register 12-21-08)

The virtue of generosity Tibor R. Machan"Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous governmentspending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when itcomes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals arecheapskates." Nicholas D. Kristof (NYT, 12-21-08)Some … Continue reading

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