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Author: Tibor R Machan
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, ©2004.
Series: Hoover Institution Press publication, 522.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Neither Left nor Right, a collection of his columns, Machan, a relentless advocate of the political philosophy of libertarianism, offers his always well-reasoned, often controversial opinions on the variety of threats to individual liberty in the United States and around the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Machan, Tibor R.
Neither Left nor Right : Selected Columns.
Chicago : Hoover Institution Press, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tibor R Machan
ISBN: 9780817939830 0817939830 9780817939885 0817939881
OCLC Number: 253501187
Notes: Available in print.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Foundations; Why Liberty Is Necessary for Morality; Is Human Nature Good or Evil?; What Free Will Is and Why It Matters; What Is the Nature of Self-Interest?; Freedom: Local and National; Principles and Flexibility; The Proper View of Government; The Merits of the Slippery Slope; The Right to Post One's Sign; Follow-up to the American Revolution: Abolish Taxation; 2. How To Think; The Fashionableness of Thinking "Out of the Box"; The Cult of Feeling: Reason versus Emotion; The World from One's Own Point of View. What Do You Mean, "We"?Calculating Bad Side Effects; 3. The Independent Self; Why Moral Virtue Is on the Wane; Government and Business-Some Telling Differences; Sports in America; Celebrating Liberty, Not Conformity; A Modest Look at Self-Importance; How Would You Like Being Unfairly Disliked?; 4. Sex and Politics in America; The Crisis of Trust; Liberty versus Democracy; The Left's Strange Opposition to Preemptive War; A Very Sad Perspective on Sexuality; Clinton's Duplicity toward Women; Live and Let Live-Everywhere; Never Mind One's Cultural "Identity"; Beat-Them-to-a-Pulp Fiction. An Open Letter to My Children5. Capitalism and Its Critics; Liberation or Imperialism?; On "Giving Back to the Community"; Why Islamists Detest America; Business Ethics Distortions; Why I Am a Proud Market Fundamentalist; Wells Fargo and the Press; Why No Protest over NPR/PBS?; The Cheerleaders of Envy; 6. The Individual versus the State; The Myth of the Public Interest; Public Education Is a Bad Idea-for the 76354th Time!; Where's the ACLU Now?; Guilty before Being Proven So; Forced Paid Leave Is Immoral; Government Internet Infelicities; Why Not Just Force Them to Play? At Long Last, Prevailing Wisdom Challenged7. People and Encounters; Lincoln, Secession, and Slavery; Margaret Thatcher, a Voice to Be Heard; A Medal of "Freedom" for John Kenneth Galbraith; Al Gore, the Dixie Chicks, and Censorship; Has Libertarianism Fallen?; The Courage and Wisdom of Shelby Steele; Time Is Not Just Money; The Death of a Little-Known Friend of Mine; 8. America under Attack; Too Many 911 Calls?; Hate Crimes and bin Laden's Gang; Government, Liberty, and Security; Anti-Americanism Isn't Unusual; The Trap of Humanitarian Wars; 9. Endings; Berlin Wall Came Down. Post-Communist Traumas East and WestBulgarian Malaise; U.S. Congress v. the INS: In the Matter of Elian Gonzales; An Old Moral Blindness Revisited; Glasnost in Chile?; Hungary 1990: A Visit to an Abandoned Homeland; A Most Peculiar Nostalgia; 10. Life Is Good; A Fan of KLON-FM (Now KKJZ), 88.1; Sinatra's Pizzazz; How I Learned to Love the Rich; Now Beauty Is a Liability?; Back to All That's Beautiful; Entranced from the Start by "Here's Johnny"; Meanings of Christmas; Affirm the Joy of Living Right, Here on Earth; Afterword: Last Reflections; What I Have Done and Why; Index.
Series Title: Hoover Institution Press publication, 522.
Responsibility: Tibor R. Machan.
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