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All Articles by Dr. Jamin Andreas Hübner

Libertarianism

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 as an Ancient Limitation on Political Authority

Deuteronomy is a puzzling book. It’s a marvelous ‘farewell sermon’ by Moses before Joshua takes up command, but the literary …

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News

Will the US Senate Resurrect Kingship?

Do our current circumstances of Presidential impeachment have potentially even greater significance than we may immediately realize? Perhaps so.

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Culture

Elucidating Ellul: On Democracy

The term “democracy” is used for an incredibly diverse array of ideas. For some, “democratic” means “has elections.” For others, …

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Libertarianism

Elucidating Ellul #3: Statism

What used to be a utopian view of society, with the state playing the role of the brain, not only …

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Libertarianism

Elucidating Ellul #2: Appearances and Facts

Ellul’s French contemporary, Michel Foucault, argued that knowledge is manufactured through power relations in society. In fact, he spoke of …

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Libertarianism

Elucidating Ellul #1: The Problems of Capitalism and the Bigger Problems of Socialism

The French sociologist Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was not just ahead of his time. He was a remarkably independent and eccentric …

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Economics

A Sit Down with the Nanny State (or “Democratic-Socialism”) Part III: Democracy, Socialism, and Freedom

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Democratic Socialism

In the last part of this series, we looked at distributism and the concerns of both public and private concentrations …

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Christian Worldview

A Sit Down with the Nanny State, Part II: Distributism and Crony-Capitalism

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Democratic Socialism

In the last post in this series, we looked at how “socialism” can mean different things to different people. In …

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Economics

A Sit Down with the Nanny-State, Part I: Socialisms on a Spectrum

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Democratic Socialism

“Democratic socialism is a democracy in which the people control the economy and government, no group dominates any other, and …

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Culture

Don’t Let the Left (and the Right) Steal “Social Justice”

“There is no sport for the ignoramus like killing a useful word.” –Owen Barfield, World’s Apart, 1963 The meaning of words can …

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Culture

Thirteen Signs Caesar Might Be Lord of Your Life

“A fish doesn’t know it’s swimming in water.” “A crazy man doesn’t know he’s crazy.” We’ve all heard these quips. …

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Christian Worldview

The Religious Problem with “The Religious Problem of Libertarianism”

Sometimes I don’t understand why Southern Baptists are so threatened by Christian libertarianism. We just don’t like violence – at …

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Culture

Respect the Person, Not the Office

“Total jerk, but, gotta respect her position.” “Paid off porn stars, but, he’s the President. And we should respect the …

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Book Reviews

Does Religion Cause Violence? (Book Review)

There is no shortage of new books on the relationship between religion/theology and violence. Does Religion Cause Violence? is the second from …

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History

How Private Generosity Embarrassed the Greatest Empire of the West

It was the early 360s CE. Emperor Julian (361-363) paced the floor nervously amidst his secretaries. There was a fresh …

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Politics

An Alternative View on Taxes

The centuries immediately before and after the 100s CE in the Greco-Roman world were increasingly violent. There were frequent uprisings, …

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Christian Worldview

Google Meets Corinth: Comparing Software That Kills to Meat Sacrificed to Idols

It seems in life, that every blessing eventually turns into a curse. The house you’ve always wanted now requires $20,000 …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: What is “The American People”?

One of the most popular techniques of unifying a large group of people is through nationalist slogans, slurs, and emblems. …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: What Governments Need

It is often suggested that governments exist to fight poverty, deal with crime, and deter foreign enemies. So holy is …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: What is the Government?

Whenever there’s a school shooting, the answer from the political left is always the same: take the guns away from …

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History

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: Achieving Power, Printing Money, Creating Wealth

If you wanted to become the most powerful person in the world, how would you do it? Work harder than …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: Wars and Rulers

  People generally don’t want war. In fact, the natural resistance of human beings to kill one other is so …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: The State Protects Itself More than You

It is often suggested that governments have police and armies primarily to protect the people. And, while there might be …

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Culture

Jordan Peterson, Free Speech, and Missing the Bigger Point

The outspoken psychologist and Toronto University professor, Jordan Peterson, has become a popular icon of political conservativism, political incorrectness, and …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: Banks and War

One of the most popular myths in any society is that wars are necessary and meaningful. It is assumed that …

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