Tag Archives: Limited Government

The Difficulties in Stating the Case

Blame Woodrow Wilson. Before his presidency that annual State of the Union thing wasn’t a formal speech delivered before a Joint Session of Congress – heck, it wasn’t even annual. It was more of an occasional internal memo, as required … Continue reading

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Frayed Alliances

Like long nineteenth-century Russian novels, and Kant and Nietzsche and Heidegger, and all of Proust, and Moby Dick, some things are better read about than read. Let someone else do the work and explain the general idea. They say the … Continue reading

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The Day Goldwater Finally Won

History disappears. What happened long ago becomes no more than dry words on a page, or a curious hour on basic cable, on one of those channels that no one watches – where Hitler always loses the war or Martin … Continue reading

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Hating Getting What You Ask For

There’s Bruce Bartlett – domestic policy advisor to Reagan and a Treasury Department economist under the first Bush (the one who didn’t pretend to be a cowboy) – Rutgers then Georgetown and then off to work for the eccentric libertarian … Continue reading

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