Architects of Leviathan

By Edmund Opitz Opitz delivered this paper in October 1973 before Hillsdale College students and faculty during “Political Morality: From Socrates to Nixon,” the first seminar of the Center for Constructive Alternatives in the 1973-74 academic year. The Norman Conquest was actually a conquest. The group of men assembled around Harold at Hastings in 1066 […]

A Peace Prize for a War Hawk

In a extraordinary surprise move, the Nobel Peace Prize this year has been given to none other than Barack Obama as of this morning, for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Thank goodness they didn’t wake him up in the middle of the night to give him the announcement. If […]

The Nobility of the Bourgeoisie

By Edmund Opitz If the man from Mars were to ask any one of us to point out the business sector of our society we’d direct him first of all to our factories, offices, banks and stores. Then we’d add the transportation industry — rails, trucks, planes and ships. An important segment of agriculture is […]