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The Despot Named Lincoln

BiographiesU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/15/2009Mises Daily Articles
Once the war began, Lincoln conducted himself as a thoroughgoing dictator, and DiLorenzo gives a full account of the president's suppression of civil liberties.
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The Why of World War I

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

08/24/2009Mises Daily Articles
Raico makes clear that American participation in the war had disastrous consequences for liberty.
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The Rise of the Great but Abstract Evil

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

08/10/2009Mises Daily Articles
"The state as an abstract entity took on bodily form and was revealed, in the world wars of the 20th century, to be an all-devouring monster."
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The End of American Dominance

Global EconomyMedia and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

03/11/2009Mises Daily Articles
If we, continuing to view ourselves in a hegemonic role, act to thwart these assertions of national ambition, we risk hostility and war.
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Absurdity is the Meaning of Sarkozy

World HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

01/15/2009Mises Daily Articles
"As Mises again and again pointed out, capitalism is a system of mass production for the masses. But of course our great philosopher cannot be bothered to read Mises."
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Nazi Economic Policy

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/02/2009Mises Daily Articles
Paul Krugman, e.g., in The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (Norton, 2008) says "there will have to be an assertion of more government control — in effect, it will come closer to a full temporary nationalization of a significant part of the financial system."
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The Meaning of Sarkozy, by Alain Badiou

World History

12/01/2008Mises Review
This book provides evidence of the abysmal intellectual standards of much of contemporary Continental philosophy. Long-discredited dogmas of Marxism, accompanied by frequent references to Lenin and Mao
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Sovereignty: God, State, and Self, by Jean Bethke Elshtain

World HistoryPolitical Theory

10/01/2008Mises Review
Several years ago, I wrote a diatribe against Jean Elshtain's Just War Against Terror . She was not altogether pleased by this and sent in a letter of protest, which evoked yet more venom from me.
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Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, by Nicholson Baker

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

07/01/2008Mises Review
The neoconservatives are already in hot pursuit of Human Smoke . In the March 2008 issue of Commentary, David Pryce-Jones called it a "mendacious book."
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