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The Summer 2023 Issue of The Independent Review Is Now Available

The Independent Review

Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 issue of The Independent Review is now available!

This issue features a six-part symposium on the 50th anniversary of philosopher Gene Sharp’s The Politics of Nonviolent Action, his treatise on how peaceful means can be used to achieve social and political change. What is the legacy and contemporary relevance of Sharp’s work?

Also in this issue, a close examination of Japanese production statistics during WWII strongly suggest that U.S. war planners understood victory over Japan was inevitable. Were the atomic bombings even necessary to win the war?

Other articles: Conservatives’ cowardice on the health care issue; studying Adam Smith to understand why the West grew rich; How democracy has led to fiscal recklessness; and more!

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Robert M. Whaples

Christopher J. Coyne
Gregory J. Robson
Diana W. Thomas

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Summer 2023 Issue Contents

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A Symposium on Gene Sharp’s The Politics of Nonviolent Action *

By Christopher J. Coyne

The Market Process as Nonviolent Action

By Yahya Alshamy, Joshua D. Ammons, Christopher J. Coyne, Nathan P. Goodman

Gene Sharp and Social Movements: Contributions and Legacies

By Mikayla Novak

Double Standards in Comparisons of Violence and Nonviolence

By Ned Dobos

Tyranny Reverse Engineered

By Laurie L. Calhoun

Nonviolent Jihad: The Framework of Nonviolent Action in Islam

By Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Ninowy, Yahya Alshamy

An Economic Case against the Atomic Bombing of Japan *

By Edward W. Fuller

Adam Smith, Sociality, and Classical Liberalism *

By Vernon L. Smith

Fiscal Recklessness, Path Dependence, and Expressive Voting

By Dwight R. Lee, Michael DeBow


Conservatives, Cowardice, and Health Care

By Caleb Henry

The Tao Exposes Slavers to Contempt

By Daniel B. Klein

Review Essay

Francis Fukuyama on the Retreat from Classical Liberalism

By Maryann O. Keating

Twenty Web-Exclusive Book Reviews Including…
A Monetary and Fiscal History of the United States, 1961–2021 *

By Alan S. Blinder
Reviewed by James L. Caton

In Defense of Capitalism: Debunking the Myths *

By Rainer Zitelmann
Reviewed by David Gordon

Stealth Lobbying: Interest Group Influence and Health Care Reform *

By Amy Melissa McKay
Reviewed by Michael C. Munger

Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet *

By Marian L. Tupy and Gale L. Pooley
Reviewed by Robert M. Whaples

The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets in an Uncertain World *

By Samuel Gregg
Reviewed by John Sikorski

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