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  • Trinity nuclear test
    The pragmatic libertarian case for nuclear proliferation
    From the perspective of anyone concerned with limiting state power and preserving human life, the current arrangement of nuclear-armed governments is a disaster waiting to happen. As of this writing, nine governments (United States, Russia, China,...
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    Involution, then revolution
    On Mar. 23, Michael Eliot published an article called “Involution, not Revolution” in which he argues that a violent revolution is not the correct strategy for creating a free society, and that the use of methods such as seasteading...
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    A libertarian case against mandatory voting
    On Mar. 18, President Obama held a speech and Q&A session in Cleveland, Ohio. Toward the end, he suggested the idea that voting should be made mandatory, saying, “Other countries have mandatory voting. It would be transformative if...
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    25 statist propaganda phrases and how to rebut them
    In the discourse of statists, there is a group of phrases of which one or more tend to be present in nearly every argument. While this is not an exhaustive listing of that group, it does contain twenty-five of the most common phrases that statists...
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    Libertarians must be spellwarriors
    In a recent video, Stefan Molyneux discussed the reasons for the prevalence of left-leaning political views among history faculty at universities. In so doing, he used an analogy from Dungeons and Dragons-type fantasy environments to explain the...
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    On American Sniper and human farming
    The movie American Sniper, which profiles Chris Kyle, has received a mixed response from critics. Kyle is viewed by various observers as anything between a hero who did what he had to do and a mass murderer who was part of a foreign invasion force...
  • Who will build the death camps?
    But who will build the death camps?
    This week marks the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. A group of about 300 survivors revisited the camp where 1.1 million people were murdered by agents of the German state. The general feeling among...
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    Police assassinations versus the non-aggression principle
    In the wake of recent assassinations of NYPD officers and violence against police elsewhere, libertarian authors at Reason Magazine and Liberty.me have called the shootings “horrific and unjustifiable,” “assassinations,” ...
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    Seven virtuous ideas that require anarchy
    There are many virtuous ideas which most people wish to see spread to all of humanity. But contrary to the seemingly endless propaganda that is fed to us from government-approved sources about how the state is necessary for these ideas to be...
  • Prof Raymond Kessler
    Interview with a small town 'cautious libertarian'
    When most people encounter a libertarian they immediately force-fit that person into a category, as they do with nearly everyone else, and then proceed to treat that person as that category. They don't get that libertarians are individuals...
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    How would X work without the state?
    In discussions about libertarianism, people will frequently ask how a particular good or service that is currently monopolized by the state. These questions are important, and a free society will have to find answers to them. But in the course of...
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    Four uncomfortable truths about government militaries
    Every year on Veterans Day, the establishment media is full of articles of hero worship for soldiers. But there are some truths that need to be confronted about government militaries which the establishment media will not address. Let us address...
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    Twelve arguments for voting and how to refute them
    Every year on Election Day, many celebrities, pundits, and other public figures tell us to “do your civic duty and go vote.” Numerous organizations make get-out-the-vote efforts to convince people to go to the polls. They employ...
  • Kirk Phaser
    A taste of Armageddon for the voting booth
    Star Trek: The Original Series is recognized today not only for the enormous franchise birthed from it, but for the unique and innovate ways that it used the medium of science fiction to discuss contemporary issues in a way that would not have...
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    The five Ws of fake libertarianism
    So far, this year has been a time of debate and infighting amongst libertarians. Aside from the original disagreement within libertarianism, that of minarchism versus anarchism, we also now have newer divisions of thick versus thin, also known as...
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