More Gun Violence: Let’s Look Beyond Politics

Another terrible school shooting took place in Parkland, Florida last week and unfortunately many politicians and pundits have used the tragedy – as they often do – to push their own agenda. Many will use the tragedy to argue that Americans should be prohibited from owning guns… Read More

The Causes of the Revolution of 1776

It was said at the time, I believe, that the actual causes of the colonial revolution of 1776 would never be known. The causes assigned by our schoolbooks may be dismissed as trivial; the various partisan and propagandist views of that struggle and its origins may be put down as incompetent.… Read More

Free Trade and the American Political Tradition

So it is with the phrase free trade. Politics, and in particular that most concentrated form of politics — war, have muddled its meaning. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the term described the economic regime under which people can buy and sell across the borders without penalty from the government. … Read More

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