Category Archives: Libertarianism

Neo-Liberalism Through Conservative Eyes…

Madsen Pirie of the Adam Smith Institute has written an elegant, illuminating article on seeing the world through “neo-liberal eyes”. The ASI has embarked on an ambitious attempt to reclaim “neo-liberalism” to denote an optimistic individualism that upholds the virtues … Continue reading

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My Dislike For Spiked…

One can’t avoid Brendan O’Neill. I think, in all seriousness, that even if one moved to Chad to escape his endless articles in the British, American and Australian press he would crop up in the N’Djamena Gazette. This is a … Continue reading

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Antisocial Liberalism…

Antisocial liberalism combines a belief in liberty as the ultimate end of politics with ignorance of the immaterial functions of collective life. While libertarians might think that an absence of government can exist alongside group identity and ritual, antisocial liberals … Continue reading

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The Abstract and the Actual…

Having called Murray Rothbard a more readable and likeable advocate for libertarianism than Ayn Rand I was inspired to re-visit the irrepressible old anarcho-capitalist and have been savouring his Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays. It has … Continue reading

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Human Nature Contra Ayn Rand…

A tentative proposal to future strategists: attack a person or group whose interests do not align with the interests of your real foes, in the hope that in defending them they will compromise their own ideals or ambitions. It is … Continue reading

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