Category Archives: Libertarianism

Choosing the Proper Villain

Geography is everything. Where one lives determines how one thinks. Those who live in the Deep South can never forget the War of Northern Aggression that ruined their way of life, or they wonder about everyone around them who will … Continue reading

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Secondary Effects

The problem with college is that you’ll try anything – or maybe that’s the best thing about college – but that Behavioral Sciences major was damned cute, and she needed subjects for her experiment. Sure, sign up to be part … Continue reading

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The Geography of Freedom

March Madness was supposed to be confined to college basketball – who would make it to the Sweet Sixteen, and then the Elite Eight, and then the Final Four, and who would come out on top – but this year … Continue reading

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Lots of Fake

By 1981 it was time for a change – the first marriage had ended and teaching English at the prep school in Rochester, in the quiet upper left hand corner of New York, had lost its charm, or at least … Continue reading

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Death as the Great Instructor of Personal Responsibility

There is much about conservatives that liberals just don’t get – but conservatives like it that way. Liberals are big on that notion that you should walk a mile in the other guy’s shoes – you try to understand others. … Continue reading

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Institutionalized Nastiness

Los Angeles is a strange place. A few years ago it was dinner with the Republican friends in Eagle Rock – actually they were on the libertarian no-government-is-the-best-government edge of Republican thought, with a dash of Social Darwin mixed in. … Continue reading

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The Coming Year of Transparent Nonsense

The context – New Years Day here in Hollywood – the streets were empty. Everyone was over in Pasadena watching that Tournament of Roses Parade – which is kind of the apotheosis of corporate kitsch – or else they were … Continue reading

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