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Analysis and Commentary

Friedrich Engels Answers The Question All Libertarians Have Been Asked

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Who will build the roads? Every libertarian I know who has been one for 5 years or more has been asked this question. Our answer is typically that for-profit firms will build roads and that sometimes neighborhood associations will do so.

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The Libertarian: The Ongoing Impeachment Saga

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 11, 2019

Can the White House refuse to cooperate with the congressional investigation?

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Great Life Isn’t A Closed Book Yet

featuring Andrew Robertsvia The Budapest Times
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

At very nearly 1000 pages – and over that number when you include the introduction, maps, family tree, acknowledgements, index, notes, photos and bibliographies of books, articles and theses – this latest biography of Britain's wartime leader is a tome of biblical proportions.

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Red Again

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Who would have expected both a new Cold War and a fresh fascination with socialism?

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A Bridge over a Troubled Century

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Celebrating Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark.

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“None of the Wars Has Been Won”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hoover fellow David Davenport, co-author of How Public Policy Became War, calls for a rhetorical cease-fire.

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Hopeless in Gaza

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Palestinians, in refusing even to consider taking economic aid in exchange for reforms, are only harming themselves.

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Clausewitz Goes East

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In the Mideast, it’s the power centers that matter—not territory, not capitals, but far-flung and complex alliances.

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Building Democracy on Sand

by Arye Carmonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Israel lacks a constitution—and any clear idea of where it is going. A new book takes up the unanswered questions of the Jewish state.

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Islands in the Stream

by Eric Wakin, Hsiao-ting Linvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A handful of small islands once formed a battleground in the Taiwan-China clash. Today those islands not only are at peace but represent a bridge of sorts between the two old adversaries.

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