Monthly Archives: March 2013

Public Museums & Censorship

Public Museums and Censorship Tibor R. Machan Is there a difference between censorship and selectivity? In a private gallery or museum the owners or curators must always be selective. There isn’t infinite, unlimited room available to place all the art … Continue reading

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A Précis on Libertarianism & Capitalism

A Précis on Libertarianism & Capitalism (Excerpt from Philosophy With Meaning [Addleton Publ., 2013]) Tibor R. Machan Libertarianism is the political system wherein the highest political good is the protection of the individual citizen’s right to life, liberty and property. … Continue reading

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Welfare Rights Are Wrong

Welfare Rights are Wrong Tibor R. Machan Ever since John Locke developed the theory of natural individual human rights, there has been an ongoing attempt to change his idea to something very different. For Locke the natural rights all human … Continue reading

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The Soviet Goal in the Cold War

The Soviet Goal in the Cold War Tibor R. Machan For a very long time after I left communist Hungary I have been witnessing how numerous Western “Sovietologists” have been trying to clear the USSR of any responsibility for imperialism … Continue reading

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A Few Choice Quotes to Consider

A Few Choice Quotes to consider!* Bannister on Theories: “… the psychologist cannot present a picture of man which patently contradicts his behavior in presenting that picture.” From Borger & Cioffi/Bannister, eds., Explanation in the Behavioural Sciences (Cambridge UP, 1970), … Continue reading

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Revisiting Our Basic Rights

Revisiting Our Basic Rights Tibor R. Machan Professor Lynn Hunt’s recently published book on rights, titled Inventing Human Rights, is filled with a great deal of very useful important information about the emergence of the idea of basic human, individual … Continue reading

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I’ve Fired The Times

I’ve fired The New York Times, etc. Tibor R. Machan For years I subscribed to The New York Times online. Then I took the Sunday Times only for a couple of years but they managed to annoy me nearly as … Continue reading

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