A Gallimaufry of Random Observations

Inspired by the spirit of our times, I have decided to throw together a gallimaufry of random observations. A salmagundi of insights, as it were, or an Eton mess of ironic inversions, a mélange of right wing virtue signaling, a potpourri of punditry. And see how you like it. This is the sort of moment …

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Would There Have Been Civil Government Without the Fall?

Correction: There is an error in the sentence below, which I have struck from the essay: "Rutherford distinguishes “power of government and power of government by magistracy” (Q2, emphasis mine). ...

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Liberty Redefined

Introduction: Some years ago, Ron Paul wrote a book entitled Liberty Defined. Glancing over the topics he addresses, it might have been better called Liberty Described, because the bulk of the book works through various topics like conscription, and surveillance, and monetary policy—all the kind of topics where libertarians and conservatives might easily find common …

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In Which Time Magazine Reports That We Have Always Been at War with Eastasia

Introduction: Time magazine has published a remarkable piece, one which might leave more than a few sensible observers gobsmacked. It is a piece which acknowledges all manner of jiggering with this ...

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Trump: a Postmortem

Introduction: Now that the yelling has subsided somewhat, and I think that it is at least possible that I might be heard by people outside my little corner, I wanted to make a few points about the Trump years. I want to register some gratitude, make some observations, and offer some criticisms, and in that …

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