Review of Discrimination and Disparities (Revised Edition) by Thomas Sowell
Political, and even cultural, decentralization offers something for everyone. Most of all it offers an escape from the flailing attempts at homogenizing people who have irreconcilable desires that emanate from irreconcilable principles.
On Frank Meyer’s defense of freedom, virtue, and the extent of their overlap.
Libertarianism as a unifying spirit is only conceivable because we operate in a world that has experienced the imposition of a political society.
We now live in a "Sensitized World." Not sufficiently displaying public niceties or speaking in a sensitive manner about politically protected groups is the new social sin.
For libertarianism to be meaningful in the real world, for it to serve as a tool against the prevailing cultural degradation, libertarians need to remember the importance of social health.
The conservative, says Kirk, in comparison to social tinkerers, "favors a reasoned and temperate progress; he opposes the abstract cult of Progress, which cult assumes that everything new necessarily is better than everything old.”
Libertarians ought to become more aware of the fact that our "thin" doctrine relating to the use of coercion cannot exist without a real social context. It must be applied within the setting of real communities of people.
To regain what we have lost in terms of liberty and cultural values, we must understand that these were lost because older paradigms were torn away by a Progressive revolution.
A comparison of how each of these Austro Libertarian thinkers ultimately justifies the foundation for their case for liberty.
We share our knowledge with our children, to the next generation, in hopes that what has been gained shall not be lost.
Why the constant fuss in the media about these shocking displays of crass behavior? We sincerely doubt it is all spontaneous and completely without planned provocation.
On Richard Weaver's 1948 classic, Ideas Have Consequences.
We must be wary of the shift in libertarian circles that has broadened the word into a general spirit of setting the individual free from all social and cultural restraints. It serves a leftist purpose under the social mood of our time.
We should restart the podcast. Maybe we will.
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