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Alexis de Tocqueville Predicted the Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World Nearly 200 Years Ago

Over time, Tocqueville feared, the state would take away citizens’ free will, their capacity to think and act, reducing them to “a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” Continue reading

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The Left’s Moral Relativism

President Obama’s recent Mideast trip included a press conference in Ramallah where he stood under a conspicuously large banner of Yassar Arafat, former chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, responsible for the deadly bombings of hundreds of innocent Israeli civilians.

Conservative pundits promptly questioned the willingness of our incessantly “optics” conscious president to be photographed against a backdrop of Arafat’s image. They contrasted this with his administration’s previous request to cover up all religious symbols visible in the backdrop at a speech given at the Roman Catholic-based Georgetown University in 2009. Continue reading

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Tibor Machan: A Note on Socialism as Elitism

We are asked to believe that some people are inherently different from the rest of us. We are told that the select group − the leaders of socialist/egalitarian governments via their schemes of distribution and equalization − is immune from the errors of the rest of us. That the likes of Ralph Nader, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, et al., are really inherently better and wiser folk than are we all is what the citizenry is supposed to accept! Continue reading

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