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Torture and Liberty (2008)

A decade ago, many Washington politicians and pundits pretended that torture was no peril to liberty. The Bush administration championed “enhanced interrogation” as a key to preserving public safety, and its apologists scoffed at anyone who objected to “getting tough” with suspected bad guys. When I gave a speech at the Foundation for Economic Education […]

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Orient Express to Hell

At a time when the New York Times and many liberals are romanticizing communism, a refresher course on tyranny is in order. Here’s the story of my visit to communist Romania two years before a popular uprising overthrew the most oppressive government in Europe. An early version of this piece ran in the Freeman in 2010, thanks to one […]

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Libertarian Institute at Students for Liberty

The International Students for Liberty is holding their tenth annual conference in Washington this weekend. I ambled down and caught up with some old friends like Sheldon Richman and Scott Horton. Jared Labell was there – those three are the core (along with Will Grigg) of the newly formed Libertarian Institute. I caught Angela Keaton’s […]

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