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Freedom News Digest: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

There is no social engineering that can radically renovate a civilization and change its character, and at the same time keep it going, for civilization is an affair of the human spirit, and the direction of the human spirit cannot be reset by means that are, after all, mechanical. The best thing is to follow the order of nature, and let a moribund civilization simply rot away, and indulge what hope one can that it will be followed by one that is better. This is the course that nature will take with such a civilization anyway, in spite of anything we do or do not do. Revolts, revolutions, dictatorships, experiments and innovations in political practice, all merely mess up this process and make it a sadder and sorrier business than it need be. They are only so much machinery, and machinery will not express anything beyond the intentions and character of those who run it.
Albert Jay Nock
May 31, 2022
Seven Days in May
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed entitled, “Why Does the Pentagon Give a Helping Hand to Films Like ‘Top Gun’?” by Roger Stahl, a communication studies professor at the University of Georgia and director of the documentary film “Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA Took Hollywood.”  The op-ed pointed out that if a proposed …
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THE FREE MARKET
Human Irrationality and Free Markets
by Antony Sammeroff
Future of Freedom Foundation
Black Liberation Through the Marketplace: A Review
by Tarnell Brown
AIER
THE FREE SOCIETY
Frédéric Bastiat’s Fruitful Fusionism
by Nathan Smith
Law & Liberty
We Must Make Ourselves Equal
by Glenn C. Loury
City Journal
GUN CONTROL
Don’t Trade Real Liberty for Phony Security
by Ron Paul
Ron Paul Institute
U.S. MILITARY
Why Does the Pentagon Give a Helping Hand to Films Like ‘Top Gun’?
by Roger Stahl
Los Angeles Times
FOREIGN POLICY
The War in Ukraine May Be Impossible to Stop. And the U.S. Deserves Much of the Blame.
by Christopher Caldwell
New York Times
America’s Messy Taiwan Policy
by Chas Freeman with Scott Horton
Antiwar.com
Bringing Finland into NATO Is a Big Mistake
by Stephen Kinzer
Boston Globe
FREE SPEECH
Free Speech in a Divided Society
by Mark L. Movsesian
Law & Liberty
JFK and the Crisis in Ukraine
by Jacob Hornberger
Jacob Hornberger discusses his new book Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story, and …
Restore Our Republic
by Jacob G. Hornberger
As predictable as thunder following lightning, former CIA director William Gates recently declared that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s increasing assertiveness demonstrate the …
The Vicious Cycle Fueled By America’s Toxic Cult of Violence
by John W. Whitehead
We are caught in a vicious cycle. With alarming regularity, the nation is being subjected to a heartbreaking spate of violence that terrorizes…
Federal Testing Debacle Multiplied COVID Carnage
by James Bovard
On a bitter cold January afternoon, lines of people awaiting free COVID tests stretched around the block at a Rockville, Maryland, public library. Looking …
Conservatism, Libertarianism, and John Stuart Mill
by Laurence M. Vance
Although most conservatives of today seem to have forgotten him, conservatives of yesteryear honored and revered Russell Kirk (1918–1994). After receiving his bachelor’s degree …
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