Monthly Archives: December 2012

On Rape and Pragmatism

On Rape and Pragmatism Tibor R. Machan Something not often noted in the discussion of rape across the globe is that in an age that prizes pragmatism as opposed to firm principles of conduct, even rape can be excused based … Continue reading

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The Erosion of Our Freedom

The Erosion of Our Freedom Tibor R. Machan Often when I argue that governments must not violate our rights–they are supposed to be unalienable, after all–statists have a ready retort: Government is already violating them, good and hard, all over … Continue reading

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Gun Control Obscenities

Gun Control Obscenities Tibor R. Machan When the massacre occurred in Connecticut, there was no call for commentary, certainly not from me who lives thousands of miles from where it occurred and knew none of the victims, the culprit or … Continue reading

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Taxes versus Revenues: Leslie Stahl’s Malpractice

Taxes versus Revenues: Leslie Stahl’s Malpractice Tibor R. Machan As I reach old age I shield myself from unpleasant television as much as I can. Of course, in order to stay apprised of events I cannot afford to skip all … Continue reading

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The Statists’ Continued Folly

The Statists’ Continued Folly! Tibor R. Machan Krugman has a regular column in The Times, so he can discuss what he chooses to discuss so why is he fussing, as he did in a recent column, that others have other … Continue reading

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The Nature of American Politics

The Nature of American politics Tibor R. Machan So few grasp this that it’s embarrassing. The political purpose of America, as made pretty clear by the Founders and the Declaration of Independence, was to secure for the people a country … Continue reading

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