Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

Leftists on the modern illiberal left

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The word "liberal" used to mean, more or less, libertarian. Obviously both words are derived from the Latin word for "free". We now have to resort to the phrase "classical liberal" if we want to use that word to describe a freedom-minded person, especially one from the 19th or early ...

Great for George Clooney

Friday, December 19th, 2014

It's easy for me to say from my computer chair, but the response of Sony and the rest of Hollywood to the terrorist hack and to the demand that Sony cancel the release of The Interview was weak and cowardly. Giving in to thuggish, censorious demands, even when backed by ...

Thick libertarianism and bigotry and public shaming

Monday, May 5th, 2014

This is an email I sent to Sheldon Richman on May 3: Dear Mr. Richman, I had a few thoughts about your recent TGIF column "Libertarianism Rightly Conceived" and how thick and thin libertarianism might be applied to some recent news stories, and I hoped you could share your perspective. I don't ...