Reprinted from Strike-the-Root.com The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a textbook example of how to quash free scientific inquiry. It also is a lesson in transforming potentially useful citizens into high-speed drains on the U.S. Treasury. Instead of
Reprinted from FEE.org About a year ago, I wrote a piece in praise of the “explicit, uncensored, behind-the-scenes rent-seeking action” that is the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Henry V. As I write this column, the war drums are beating and the sabers are
Reprinted from LewRockwell.com Last year more US troops died by suicide than died in combat in Afghanistan. More than 20 percent of military personnel deployed to combat will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some 32 percent of US soldiers reported
Failure to distinguish between the private person and state action is always a recipe for muddled thinking. This is especially so in regard to the conduct of war. Though it can occur between any cluster of persons, war is characteristically
[This article is excerpted from Liberalism, Chapter 3] 4. Nationalism As long as nations were ruled by monarchical despots, the idea of adjusting the boundaries of the state to coincide with the boundaries between nationalities could not find acceptance. If
As Reuters reported last week, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has confirmed that while the Iranian government is still enriching uranium at an increasing rate, there is no evidence of a weapons program under development.Â
The path to what could be World War III showed no signs of stopping today. You know itâ€™s kleptocracy when one of the heads of the federal government openly appeases perhaps the most influential and financially flush lobbying groups in
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