9/11

Ten years ago, thousands of Americans were killed in the name of some still-unknown ideal. Ten years later, the effects have been the death of millions of foreigners, failing wars and military interventions worldwide, a complete overhaul and maximization of the police state, and no visible progress on any front that was begun after the…

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The Myth [& Danger] of American Exceptionalism

A lecture by Howard Zinn, whose domestic policies always fell short to me but whose foreign policy cannot be stressed enough: Not only is it a myth that Americanism is exceptional, but it is also a myth that when we send our soldiers abroad they are spreading freedom or democracy – the two probably being…

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Beat to the Punch

As I randomly said to my little brother this morning, “…in college you will run into plenty of Plato, Hobbes, Rousseau, and maybe even some Locke if you take philosophy. You won’t hear much Spooner, Rothbard, Thoreau, Hayek, or Aristotle, since they tend to undermine the status quo and teach people to think for themselves.…

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