Power


Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe—Conservatism

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com January 31, 2016   Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe – Conservatism     Note: This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  After Progressivism replaced liberalism as America’s dominant ideology, liberals faded from the scene and, like the cheetah, almost went extinct.  From 1900 through 1960, as the […]

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Election 2016

Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 28, 2016   Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?     “Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer […]


When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education November 17, 2015   When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power Real Heroes: William Ewart Gladstone       Westminster Abbey, nearly a thousand years old, is my favorite stop in London, which I’ve visited so many times now that I’ve lost count. Each time […]

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Michael S. Rozeff

Thoughts on the American Empire and Its Decline

By Michael S. Rozeff LewRockwell.com October 22, 2015   Thoughts on the American Empire and Its Decline   The American Empire is deteriorating. It’s been going downhill for decades. The descent is likely to continue, alleviated irregularly by policies that retard the decline or even reverse it for a time. The general pattern set by […]


Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America

By William L. Anderson LewRockwell.com August 27, 2015   Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America     Scott S. Powell, a fellow of the Discovery Institute, has written an excellent essay on how the radicals of the hard left have captured the Democratic Party. As one whose working colleagues mostly […]

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James Bovard

The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train

By James Bovard Mises.org June 11, 2015   The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train   Intellectuals have long been glorified as champions of truth and defenders of society’s highest values. But in Washington, they serve as Leviathan‘s Praetorian Guard. Intellectuals are thriving in DC thanks in large part to the ruinous policy advice they proffer. The […]


Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny 2

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 8, 2015   Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny     “Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.”—George Orwell The more things change, the more they stay the same. […]

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Financial Crisis

Why I’m Looking Forward to the Next Big Crash

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners May 28, 2015   Why I’m Looking Forward to the Next Big Crash   London, England Dear Diary, Our beef with our own generation is not that it failed, but that it succeeded too well. It took control of government and used it like an ape uses a rock […]


Clinton and the Bankers — Guest Column by Nomi Prins

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org May 26, 2015   Clinton Destroyed The Financial System Nomi Prins points out how Wall Street and the Big Banks used money to seduce the Clintons and then used the Clintons to remake the US financial system in the interest of the maximum profits of the Big […]

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John Whitehead

‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 12, 2015   ‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath     “The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot […]


Financial Warfare and the Declining Dollar

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 7, 2015   Financial Warfare and the Declining Dollar   With the creation of the BRICS bank and now the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the major economies of the world are hoping to lay the foundation for a multi-polar financial world beyond the unilateral control of the United States. […]

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John Whitehead

Jesus Died in a Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute April 1, 2015   Jesus Died in a Police State   “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.”―Lenny Bruce If you buy into the version of Christianity Lite peddled by evangelical leaders such […]


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Cometh the Censor

By Fred Reed LewRockwell.com February 19, 2015   Cometh the Censor Birth of What Will Prove a Short Siege   I see with no surprise that Washington is stepping up its campaign to censor the internet. It had to come, and will succeed.  It will put paid forever to America’s flirtation with freedom. The country […]


Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 24, 2015   Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security   Puzzled by the title? It will all come clear. Europeans have written to me with more information that raises questions about the Charlie Hebdo affair. Some point out the strange emptiness of the street […]

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