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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

An Anarchist and a Presbyterian Minister Walk into a Bar…


“Well, there are anarchists, and then there are anarchists. There are the type of anarchists who hide in the wilderness with big caches of weapons, take target practice every day, … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Provocations and Postulations: More Thick and Thin


Episode the Second, in which Aaron attempts to make common cause. A quick addendum to my post from last week. I was listening to an episode of Jeff Riggenbach’s underappreciated … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tom Woods, Gary Chartier, and Bringing Things to the Table


I thought I was done with the Thick vs. Thin Libertarian debate. In fact, I wanted to be done with it. Alas, I have not been able to stop thinking … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Joy of Ancillary Reading


For years my reading habits have been – shall we say – random.  I flit from topic to topic and between nonfiction, fiction, and literature.  The closest thing to having … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conservatism: An Inconsistent Ideology


I’ve just finished reading Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s book Democracy: The God That Failed.  I’m not going to write a full review of it as I don’t think I could do it … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Why Reform Of The State Is Not Possible or Desirable


I was asked the other day why I always propose abolishing the state when confronted with one of its problems and/or depredations, rather than simply trying to reform it.  The … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conservatives, Contraceptives, and Casuistry


The recent Supreme Court challenge to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate brought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties really brings into sharp relief the duplicity of so-called conservative Christians.  We’ve also … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Net Neutrality Ruling – Part 3: The Economic View Of Net Neutrality


Silberman on Legal Interpretation In this final part, we’ll look at some of the other parts of Silberman’s opinion which warrant attention.  Here are parts one and two.  I particularly … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Net Neutrality Ruling – Part 1: The Origin


Introduction On January 14th the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia issued a ruling against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet Order, aka “Net Neutrality”, a … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

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