Monthly Archives: June 2015

On Our Unchosen Attachments…

In some of its many forms, libertarianism has seemed childish to me. If it is not eager confidence in optimistic abstractions it is crude resentment against figures of authority. An article at the website of the left-libertarian Center for a … Continue reading

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Conservatism and Capitalism…

All major conservatives have emphasised the value of trade and the dangers of expanding the state. Nonetheless, it is peculiar that since the times of Reagan and the Iron Lady “the Right” has been associated almost entirely with cash – … Continue reading

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On Intellectual Perversity…

Ours is an age in which a measure of social status has been attached to intellectual perversity – that is, the desire or compulsion to oppose what is orthodox in the world of ideas. Enlightenment philosophes challenged the bishops and … Continue reading

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