The New Libertarianism

With  the  official disbanding  of  the Vietnam  Moratorium Committee  and  the disintegration  of  New  Left activism in general,  a vacuum  has been created within the radical movement.  As the productive elements of New Leftism fade away, the void is quickly being filled by a familiar two-headed beast:  the old scarred and ugly face of doctrinaire […]

Left and Right: The Psychology Of Opposites

What is Left? What is Right? On the rapidly changing American scene the distinction between Left and Right is becoming more and more a question of personal psychology. The scramble of ideologies is undergoing such an upheaval at present it is virtually impossible to label a political candidate on the basis of his position papers. […]

The Evil of Humanitarian Interventionism

by Jacob G. Hornberger American statists sometimes justify U.S. military interventionism in foreign countries by saying that it’s necessary to save people from the tyranny and oppression at the hands of their own government. When a dictator is killing his people, they argue, it is up to the U.S. military to invade the country, oust the […]

Libertarians and Culture: A Challenge

How many libertarians would it take to save America? There is a tricky question.  I  have  no  idea  what  the answer  is, but  I  am sure  that it  is directly proportional to the quality of  person involved. If every individual who now considers himself a “libertarian” were possessed of the brains, dedication, and winning personality […]

Monkey-gland Economics

Excepting pure despotism, it is customary for a government to offer the public some plea of imperative national necessity for inordinate taxation. As men could not be worse off in anarchy or brute savagery than with a government which strips them to the bone, obviously there is a rational limit to theproper expense of government. And […]

Uncelebrating the Fourth

by Harry Browne  July 2003 Unfortunately, July 4th has become a day of deceit. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared its independence from Great Britain. Thirteen years later, after a difficult war to secure that independence, the new country was open for business. It was truly unique – the first nation in all […]