Tag: history

Book Reviews

Book Review: Leviathan at War edited by Edmund A. Opitz

Perhaps the most valid justification of government is its defense of citizens against foreign aggressors. But when governments wage war, a thin line separates defense and offense. And even in a defensive war, governments typically deprive their own citizens of many liberties. Historically, war has done more than anything else to enhance the power of governments and to diminish the liberties of the people. Classical liberals have always recognized the dangers of war and supported policies, such as free international trade, that reduce the likelihood of war.

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Libertarianism

My Journey Through Liberty

I’d like to describe some of the elements of my religious heritage, personal history, and intellectual development that have brought me thus far. If you are reading this and are unsure of whether or not libertarianism is compatible with the Christian faith, well, this is how I got this way and I hope it explains what it means to me, personally, to be a libertarian and a Christian.

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Book Reviews

“Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce” Book Review

A Book Review of Stanley Weintraub’s Silent Night. Some book reviews that I write are rather long, primarily because they …

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History

The Christmas Truce

In celebration of the birthday of the Prince of Peace… All those who know Him, rejoice in the Lord! Update: …

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Book Reviews

“Myths America Lives By” Book Review

A review of Richard Hughes’s book Myths America Lives By. Richard Hughes’s seminal book can be roughly described as exploding …

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Founding Faith, by Steven Waldman

A book review of Founding Faith (subtitle: Providence, Politics and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America) by Steven Waldman, …

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