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They are the arguments that kings have made for enslaving the people in all ages of the world. You will find that all the arguments in favor of kingcraft were of this class; they always bestrode the necks of the people—not that they wanted to do it,
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In Spite of Myself by Christopher Plummer
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Christopher Plummer is a kind of Forrest Gump of theater, television, and movies. He was born in 1929 and knew or knew of pretty much everybody in the industries. His experience in television is practically from the start. He was in an early soap ope ...more
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Classical Economics Reconsidered by Thomas Sowell
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People have tended to only vaguely define classical economics, and in an egocentric way. Marx, for example, “conceived of the classical economists as forerunners of Marxian economics”, and Keynes who identified them with beliefs that “most of the cla ...more
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God in the Dock by C.S. Lewis
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There is a very common C.S. Lewis quote that comes from an essay reprinted in this book:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under om
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The Best Short Stories of 1917 by Edward Joseph Harrington O'...
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At present America is in the grip of the short story—so thoroughly in its grip indeed that, in addition to all the important writers, nearly all the literate population who are not writing movie scenarios are writing or are about to write short stori
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The New Deal in Old Rome by H.J. Haskell
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Most of the book is not about “the New Deal in old Rome”, but about the history of the Rome sufficient to let the author talk about the roots and results of New Deal-like policies in Rome.

The civil service organized by Augustus and perfected by his s
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Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when the summer comes; but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don’t you see…


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Ludwig von Mises
“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau.”
Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy

“I love the early hours of the day. It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.”
James Lileks

Samuel G. Freedman
“A novelist who has to defend his creation by telling a reader *But that’s what really happened*, is a novelist who has failed.”
Samuel G. Freedman, Letters to a Young Journalist

Victor Davis Hanson
“The great hatred of capitalism in the hearts of the oppressed, ancient and modern, I think, stems not merely from the ensuing vast inequality in wealth, and the often unfair and arbitrary nature of who profits and who suffers, but from the silent acknowledgement that under a free market economy the many victims of the greed of the few are still better off than those under the utopian socialism of the well-intended. It is a hard thing for the poor to acknowledge benefits from their rich moral inferiors who never so intended it. (p.272)”
Victor Davis Hanson, Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power

Victor Davis Hanson
“Victory may now require a level of force deemed objectionable by civilized peoples, meaning that some, for justifiable reasons, may be reluctant to pursue it. But victory has not become an ossified concept altogether.”
Victor Davis Hanson, The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern

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