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Keith Preston

The Free Speech Facade

By Paul Gottfried, American Mind The Left’s support for civil liberties has always been contingent on its own relative strength or weakness. In a thoughtful commentary on “The New Normal and the Assault on Reason,” Glenn Ellmers makes this historical observation: For several centuries, at least since John […]

Protectionism is Retarded

My own take on the question of “protectionism” is largely one of indifference. From an anarchist perspective, “protectionism” can occur on a non-state basis. It is certainly conceivable that a confederation of voluntary communities (similar to the medieval European leagues like the Lombards and Hanseatics) could have their […]

YOU CAN TOUCH, BUT YOU CAN’T LOOK: EXAMINING THE INCONSISTENCIES IN OUR AGE OF CONSENT AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY LAWS

This is an interesting article about a contemporary moral panic. Underage sex is one of America’s latest hysterias. Nowadays, we’ve got not only the Pizzagate/QAnon “pedophile under every bed” hysteria, but there is increasingly an effort to equate sexual relations between adults and postpubescent minors with pedophilia. An […]

Hard Questions About January 6

By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative Hard questions about January 6 are being left unanswered because they might disturb the Democratic narrative. Let’s ask some. Hard questions about January 6 are being left unanswered because they might disturb the Democratic narrative. So let’s ask some. Like the […]

The Confucian Model

By Eammon Singleton, The American Conservative In April 1998, Sony Corporation chairman Norio Ohga made world headlines with his comment, “The Japanese economy is on the verge of collapsing.” In reality, nothing in Sony’s experience supported such an assessment. On the contrary, its business boomed right through the 1990s. More generally, Japanese industrial corporations continued to gain share from American rivals. Yet […]