Daily Archive: June 20, 2011

The rise and fall of libertarian thought

In a lengthy, passionate, and strident new essay on Slate.com, Stephen Metcalf cites the example of Harvard professor Robert Nozick’s transformation from libertarian champion-in-chief to apostate as proof of the ideology’s inherent inability to protect...

On Ned Stark, Ice and Fire

Spoilers after the leap… (First half of the post may have season one show spoilers, after that there is a warning for more book-related spoilers.)

Market Anticonservatism

I see Elias Isquith just read F. A. Hayek’s “Why I Am Not a Conservative.” This essay had a formative influence on me, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Isquith asks: I know...