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Book Journal 1: Classical Liberalism and Gold

Paleo Retiree writes: “The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat. Alas, I came to this book too late in my poli-sci education. No disrespect meant, let alone any quarrels with its status as a classic of the libertarian tradition, but it didn’t advance any … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Lincoln: Saint who set free the black people, or dastardly creator of the suffocating, over-centralized modern state? Love this Mickey Spillane paperback bookcover. Some wonderful Japanese prints of nudes. Russian women apparently enjoy being objectified. Imagine that. … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Tragedy of South Africa

epiminondas writes: The road to hell is surely paved with good intentions. Maybe even with liberal ones.

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Paleo Retiree writes: Razib’s blogging is now to be found here. “Rescuing the female body from commercialization and commodification is one of the great tasks that lies before our civilization,” writes Lloyd Fonvielle. Read our interview with Lloyd here. Is … Continue reading

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Plus Ça Change: The Eternal Effort to Fix Africa

epiminondas writes: In this vivid, straight-talk article, Paul Theroux discusses the endless repetition of failed missionary and educational plans for Africa.  And they have become repetitive, some having been originally tried almost 200 years ago…many times.  And the likes of … Continue reading

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Diversity Update

Paleo Retiree writes: We here at UR enjoy tracking and marveling at the phenomenon of Diversity. What an overwhelming spectacle it has become, and what a lot of cultural and political energy it has attracted and absorbed. How to account … Continue reading

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Historical Note

Paleo Retiree writes Tiresome-Old-Fart-Reflections Alert … Younger people seem convinced that nothing as awful as what we’re currently enduring has ever been seen before. But the mood in the U.S. in the late ’70s (when I was a young adult) … Continue reading

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