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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 »

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

In time, the state was forced to function, at least de jure if not de facto, as a guarantor of the rights of the new constituents: it had become what’s come to be known as the liberal state. Read More »

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

Hayek’s gravest error: the contrast of his brand of individualism with socialism or collectivism. It’s a totally modern conception, unheard of in Hobbes’s own time, and it displays Hayek’s modern bias. Read More »

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

As far as I am concerned, one’s intellectual development cannot be complete without taking full account of a reasoned, conservative viewpoint, regardless of your personal viewpoint. Read More »