Tag Archives: Personal Freedom

Politics and Prose: Sarah Huritz- Interviewing Meredith Fineman: ‘Brag Better’

“Do you do a lot of hard work that goes unnoticed? Do you find it difficult to talk about yourself and your accomplishments? If speaking up for yourself and those around you makes you nervous, you are not alone. Professional … Continue reading

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New York Magazine: Jonathan Chait- ‘The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age’

“It is easy to see why a specialist in public opinion whose professional mission is to help elect Democrats while moving the party leftward would take an interest in this research. But in certain quarters of the left — though … Continue reading

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Big Think: Penn Jillette- ‘On Libertarianism, Taxes, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Weed’

Source:The New Democrat  “Take a deep breath, you’re in for a ride. Here is Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, taxes, Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Gary Johnson, sex, drugs and Kurt Cobain. Jillette’s latest book is “Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Sebastian Mallaby- ‘How Should a Liberal Be?’

Source:The New Democrat  “In James Grant, it sometimes seems, the nineteenth century has been resuscitated. Towering, gaunt, bow-tied, and pinstriped, he writes with a sly wit that recalls the novels of William Thackeray. His signal achievement is a fortnightly cult … Continue reading

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Coordination Problem: Peter Boettke- ‘Liberalism Misunderstood’

“Liberalism was born in an effort to escape oppression and dogma — a critique of the alignment of the Crown and the Altar that was enforced by the Sword. True radical liberalism is a foundational critique, and seeks to set … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand Institute: ‘Ayn Rand – Her Philosophy in Two Minutes’: Why Leftists & Rightists Hate Ayn Rand

Source:The New Democrat “Learn more about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism—a philosophy for living on earth.” From the Ayn Rand Institute From The Atlas Society “Objectivism is the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand (1905-1982). In novels such as The … Continue reading

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ACLU: Sam Walker- ‘Conscientious Objectors’

Source:The New Democrat  “The ACLU was born out of World War I and the repression that resulted when the U.S. joined the fight.” “On the night of April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson made the trip from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight: Ayn Rand- ‘How Is This Still A Thing?’

Source:The New Democrat  “Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead,” is still kind of a thing. How?” Source:Last Week Tonight: Ayn Rand- ‘How Is This Still A Thing?’ I’m not an objectivist and not a believer in objectivism, … Continue reading

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LA Progressive: Ted Rall- ‘The Difference Between Liberals and Leftists’

Source:The New Democrat  “Living as they do in a bipolar political world where politics consists of Democrats and Republicans and no other ideology is real, media corporations in the United States use left, liberal and Democrat as synonyms. This is … Continue reading

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Tom Woods: ‘My Goal as a Libertarian: To Oppress People’

Source:The New Democrat  “This person works at a D.C. think tank where a dislike of people like us, and me in particular, is literally company policy: nobody is allowed to cite me, go on my cruise, or even retweet me. … Continue reading

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