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On Loyalty, Politics, and Statehood

The days of the state as the predominant political institution of our time are numbered. Read More »

Reflections on the GOP Loss: In Search of a Silver Lining

It’s axiomatic that no thoughtful resolution of the abortion [or any other] question is going to issue from glib pronouncements of gloating liberals but only from heartrending deliberations of humbled conservatives. Read More »

From Obligation to Loyalty: Gateway to New Political Thinking

We need a brand new concept of political obligation, unencumbered by old associations, if we are to move beyond the liberal state. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited, A Postscript

It is thus that modern day liberalism, has long since acquired the distinct flavor of being a knee-jerk reaction, nothing more. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Conclusion

The failure of liberalism lies in its intricate connection to the affairs of the state: as the state goes, so goes liberalism. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XVII

It’s become necessary to start viewing conservatism and liberalism as two sides of the same tarnished coin so as to be able to discard the entire paradigm and reinvent a new one. Read More »

The Julian Assange Saga

Julian Assange, my friends, is a doomed man. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XVI

Hayek’s human subject is so bereft of human qualities she smacks of caricature. If he or she is the presumptive bearer of our democratic freedoms, God help us all. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XV

The market is for Hayek the underlying mechanism, the venue, the invisible hand which miraculously transforms all the unenlightened and shortsighted individual decisions for the good of all. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XIV

Cooperative communities based on mutual aid and cooperation, have been around since the beginning of time, and they’ve been known to be successful. Hayek’s inattention to this fact speaks volumes. Read More »