Monthly Archives: March 2011

Scheduled Book World Appearance

It may be of some interest here that I have been asked to host C-Span’s *Book World/In Depth*, a three hour call-in program on Sunday, May 1, 2011, focusing on my 40+books, starting with *The Pseudo-Science of B. F. Skinner* … Continue reading

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Column on Krugman, Academic Freedom & Phony Whining

Krugman, Academic Freedom & Phony Whining Tibor R. Machan In his column of March 28, 2011, Paul Krugman whines a good deal about how Republicans in Wisconsin are targeting scholars who may not like their opposition to public service union … Continue reading

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Column on The Taxman (Extortionist) is Coming

The Taxer (Extortionist) is Coming Tibor R. Machan For most people taxation is a burden that’s accepted in large part because they know the alternative is worse. As a friend pointed out, it is like dealing with someone who holds … Continue reading

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Column on A Sample of Government-at-Work

A Sample of Government-at-Work Tibor R. Machan Where I live there’s no mail delivery. All USPS mail has to be picked up at the post office. And at the post office the address is, well, a P.O. Box with its … Continue reading

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Column on The Proper Promotion of Liberty

The Proper Promotion of Liberty Tibor R. Machan The policy of imposing liberal regimes around the globe has proven to be a disaster and no wonder. It is simply not feasible to coerce people to be free–the idea is an … Continue reading

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Column on Genuine Military Defense Anyone?

Genuine Military Defense Anyone? Tibor R. Machan Why, again, is America getting involved in a war abroad, indeed, thousands of miles from its borders? Is the answer nothing more complicated than “It’s oil, stupid”? If so, this is very wrong. … Continue reading

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Column on A Crucial Constitutional Fact

A Crucial Constitutional Fact Tibor R. Machan In my efforts to defend the free society and its basic principles, the idea of natural individual human rights, I run across the objection–advance by both conservatives and “liberals”–that once a constitution has … Continue reading

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Column on Self-Debasement is Wrong

Self-Debasement is Wrong Tibor R. Machan As a child and teen I had been very seriously abused, especially while in my father’s “care”. He had in mind to make me into a clone, forced me to do athletics relentlessly and … Continue reading

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Column on Irrevocable Punishments

On Irrevocable Punishments Tibor R. Machan Capital punishment or the death penalty is usually administered for very grave crimes such as high treason, the murder of police officers, serial murders, etc. I want to provide a line of argument opposed … Continue reading

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Column on What Westeren Elites?

What Western Elites? Tibor R. Machan Some avid supporters of the free market write a great deal about Western Elites who, among other things, want to impose democracy on the Middle East and are bent on controlling the world’s financial … Continue reading

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