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  • How Democracies Become Tyrannical

    How Democracies Become Tyrannical0

    For most of the last three centuries, the ideas of liberty and democracy have been intertwined in the minds of both friends and foes of a free society.

    The substitution of absolute monarchies with governments representative of the voting choices

  • Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought

    Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought0

    Today’s counter-revolution against liberty is being fought on a number of fronts in American society. One is on college and university campuses across the country, where the ideology of “political correctness” is strangling freedom of speech and smothering intellectual controversy

  • Communism Became the Disease It Tried to Cure

    Communism Became the Disease It Tried to Cure0

    From Radical Revolutionaries to Privileged Bureaucrats

    The great German sociologist, Max Weber (1864-1920) offered an understanding of the evolution of socialist regimes in the twentieth century from revolutionary radicalism to a stagnant system of power, privilege and plunder, manned by

  • Does Socialism Require a Dictator?

    Does Socialism Require a Dictator?0

    The idea of communism – the common sharing of productive property and its resulting output – is as old as the ancient Greeks and Plato’s conception of the ideal Republic in which the guardians all live and work in common