David Brooks, in this provocative critique of Republican Libertarianism, uses the insights of Hayek without mentioning him...
Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?
Classical liberals and libertarians, especially those who admire the works of the famous legal theorists and economist F.A. Hayek, are fond of pointing out that a free society requires the rule of law...
In America we have what’s called a republic. . . .
Here. An excerpt: He has been narrow, not broad. . . .
There’s a debate going on in the punditsphere about whether America is ungovernable. . . .
What politics needs is better partisanship.
Peter Schweizer and Wynton C. Hall tell how they captured history in their new book, a look at oratory that was powerful bot on the podium and in society.
The political science departments at elite private universities such as Harvard and Yale, at leading small liberal arts colleges like Swarthmore and Williams, and at distinguished large public universities like the University of Maryland and the University of California, Berkeley, offer undergraduates a variety of courses on a range of topics...
At Big Think, they used one of my questions in their interview with Barney Frank: Question: How can Fannie and Freddie be structured to avoid the moral hazard problem and a too-cozy relationship with regulators? . . .
It has nothing to do with the bloated budget, the payoffs to political friends like the unions in bailing out Detroit and exempting them from health care taxes, the rising debt, the coddling of Wall Street, the stimulus package that didn’t stimulate, the grandiosity of redesigning the health care system and the energy sector. . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. . . .
Over the past four centuries, the idea of basic human rights has had a rough go of it...
Unsurprisingly, the twentieth anniversary of 1989 has added to an already groaning shelf of books on the year that ended the short twentieth century...
More than a quarter century ago, as U.S.-Soviet Cold War tensions peaked, President Ronald Reagan declared, "The only value in possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they can't ever be used. . . .
More than a quarter-century after completing two terms as California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown will announce today that he is campaigning to return for a third term as chief executive of the nation's most populous state. . . .
The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke...
At the Brandenburg Gate tomorrow evening in Berlin, one of the defining figures of the last century's history will sit down to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in which he played a key role. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...