Monthly Archives: March 2009

Correction

Editors:Please make sure that in the piece on "Looking back to Gain Perspective,"where it says "harking back to when forty thousand some were decimated inthe south of the country" it says, instead, "harking back to when fortythousand some were murdered … Continue reading

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Column on This is Economic Fascism

This is Economic Fascism Tibor R. Machan Fascism is a political system in which a country is lead by a charismaticleader who has full power to order things about because he (or she) istaken to know best. Obviously this is … Continue reading

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Published Column on Freedom and Morality

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Column on Brazil’s President Lula, Venzuela, and the U.S.A.

Brazil’s President Lula, Venezuela, and the U.S.A. Tibor R. Machan The president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva–President Lula forshort–was recently interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on the latter’s SundayCNN program, GPS (Global Public Square). In this interview much wasdiscussed … Continue reading

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Column on For Liberty, 100%

For Liberty, 100% Tibor R. Machan Over the years as I have learned more and more about how vital liberty isto a good, just human community, I have encountered sizable not justopposition and skepticism but out and out ridicule for … Continue reading

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Column on Can’t They See the Contradiction?

Can’t They See the Contradiction? Tibor R. Machan In the March 28, 2009, issue of Science News there is a story onphysically shrinking fish. Presumably because fishing often involveskeeping large fish but throwing back small ones, there is evidence fromclose … Continue reading

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Column on Looking Back to Gain Prespective

Looking Back to Gain Perspective! Tibor R. Machan As one who tasted both a bit of Nazism and Communism, today’seconomic fiasco strikes me as relatively mild as human disasters go. Forstarters many in America remember the Great Depression and the … Continue reading

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Column on Eglitarian Fallacies

Egalitarian Fallacies Tibor R. Machan Very few duplicities are as blatant as those exhibited by academicchampions of egalitarianism. This is because most of them are extremelywell positioned in the academy, published by the most prestigious journalsand book publishers, invited to … Continue reading

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Column on Myths Are Born This Way

Myths Are Born This Way Tibor R. Machan Education is filled with more or less accurate accounts of what is what,including human (American) history. Various champions of systems of ideaseagerly work to capture for themselves the stories that bolster theirdoctrines. … Continue reading

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Column on Beholden to Our Ancestors

Beholden to our ancestors Tibor R. Machan When the idea of paying taxes, especially the exorbitant ones extortedfrom the well to do, is debated, defenders sometimes maintain that theseare due because we owe it to our ancestors who forged institutions … Continue reading

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