Is Gun Control Racist?

by Wilton D. Alston Rather than keep the reader guessing until the end, I’ll answer the question that heads this essay right now, before I go any further. Absolutely, positively, without question, without qualification, the answer is, “Yes!” If you don’t need further convincing or want to get back to an episode of “Curb Your […]

Has Voting Ever Been a Right Worth Dying For?

by Wilton D. Alston Ah, election season! If there is any one time that guarantees a radical libertarian a barrel of laughs, it is the periodic selection of slave masters, masquerading as a key component of freedom. For the record, selecting which arrogant, well-connected megalomaniac will: kill foreigners (supposedly) on your behalf; redistribute your money […]

Social Statics: The Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, and The First of Them Developed

  About this Title: Spencer’s first major work of political philosophy in which he attempts to lay the basis for a limited state on a rigorous development of a doctrine of natural rights. He begins with a defense of his “first principle” ’that every man, may claim the fullest liberty to exercise his faculties compatible […]