Category Archives: Books and writing

The best airplane book ever

Bought a pre-publication copy at Freedomfest, even had it signed, and then read it all the way home. But that wasn’t what was so extraordinary. No matter who I sat next to, so soon as they had seen the title, … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Politics, Socialism | 3 Comments

If you’d like to buy a copy of Free Market Economics

FMD. $499.34 for Kates book That’s from Chris, at the comments on Told Ya So. It’s the kind of pricing that seems, to me, aimed at discouraging anyone from buying a copy. On the other hand, it is a copy … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Economics and economy | 8 Comments

Why surprised?

Scott Sumner (yes – that Scott Sumner) has linked to an interview with Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin. In the interview Liu got asked about some political issues relating to China. The answers Liu gave were not to Sumner’s satisfaction.  These … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 14 Comments

Corruption and criminality

A fantastic series of posts from today that outline not just the corruption but outright criminality among the left in the United States in which they have used the levers of the Federal Government to attack their enemies and benefit … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Books and writing, Politics of the Left | 18 Comments

Inventing the individual has a long history

Here’s a book you might consider if you are interested in seeing the world in a different way: Inventing the Individual. It was brought to our attention by Roger on a previous post, who wrote in the comments: Read Larry Siedentop’s … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Cultural Issues | 42 Comments

The rise of savage terrorist creeds

This is from Arnold Lunn’s 1939 Communism and Socialism: A Study in the Technique of Revolution. It comes at the start of Chapter XIV, “The Fruits of a False Philosophy”. The waning of the Christian ethic across the world will … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Cultural Issues, Philosophy, Terrorism | 35 Comments

Jordan Peterson interviews Stephen Hicks

From the link to the video. Jordan Peterson speaks with Dr. Stephen Hicks – [born in Toronto I might add] – professor in the philosophy department at Rockford University in Illinois. Dr. Hicks is the author of the influential and … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Gratuitous Advertising, Philosophy | 10 Comments

Just a few names that come to mind …

Jack the Insider had a bit of an incoherent rant on Friday about the MUP kerfuffle.  But this comment seems strange: I am trying to remember the last time anyone who spent their lives in the cloistered world of academia … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Taking out the trash | 43 Comments

Congratulations to Chris Berg and others

A super productive year for Chris Berg of the RMIT Collective. Lets celebrate the achievements of our think leaders and the evil dwarf. Not to mention Steve Kates. Steve Kates? I said not to mention Steve Kates. With apologies to … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Rafe | 7 Comments

Culture at a Crisis Point

I bought Giles Auty’s “Post-Modernist Australia” at the Connor Court Christmas party, read it on the plane up to Sydney and as soon as I reached Sydney, headed down to Abbey’s Books where I bought his Culture at Crisis Point … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Books and writing | 3 Comments