Monthly Archives: July 2009

Sowell on the mythology of the New Deal

It’s a video conversation with Peter Robinson.

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Timothy Leary and Harold Channer, together again for the first time

Former SUNY New Paltz professor Harold Channer “interviews” the late Timothy Leary (circa 1984). (There’s a blue-out a few minutes in that passes. Then the camera drops a tab of windowpane, about which the interlocuters are unaware.) Tim seems strangely … Continue reading

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The Pope, God bless him, doesn’t understand markets

In the papal encyclical just issued, Benedict XVI demonstrates a profound, and sinful,[1] lack of understanding of how markets operate. Markets are human values at work. They paradoxically do more than charity could dream of doing to sustain life and … Continue reading

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Heather Mac Donald on the NYPD

I was there and saw it. In a telephone conversation with old schoolmates who were at a reunion I missed in 1988, I described New York City as being like a “Nazi bomb shelter at the end of World War … Continue reading

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Imagine if Greece had been overrun by Persia

Instead of the Greeks prevailing against the Persians 2,500 years ago, imagine a world in which Greece and its advanced society had been defeated and the Persian atavism had prevailed. Hellenic civilization would have been cut short. There would have … Continue reading

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