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Luxury Beliefs Death Spiral

It used to be that the wealthy elite distinguished themselves through so-called Veblen goods. Ostentatious displays like a big house or fancy car once sufficed to show you were a member of the upper crust.  But times have changed. Today, to run among the elite, you have to show you care—with an emphasis on show.…

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Robespierre and Us

Reprinted from Law & Liberty Maximilien Robespierre is far from yesterday’s news. In important respects, his paradoxes reveal the paradoxes that remain at the heart of a powerful if deformed version of modernity: a maximalist approach to rights that gives rise to implacable tyranny; a constant search for enemies and conspirators who inevitably fail the…

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Remembering Hate Speech: Victor Davis Hanson

Remembering Hate Speech: Victor Davis Hanson Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via American Greatness, It has been a canard of the Left that “words matter.” We are lectured that “hate speech” leads inevitably to street violence. So how ironic that the Left defames nearly half of America as dangerous “semi-fascist” extremists, white-raged and privileged, ultra…

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The Dystopian Vision Of The Health-Information Police

The Dystopian Vision Of The Health-Information Police Authored by Laura Powell via The Brownstone Institute, When Assemblymember Evan Low, the principal author of California Assembly Bill 2098, told the California Senate Committee that his bill was “really straightforward, very straightforward,” many of us in the gallery failed to restrain ourselves from expressing our incredulity.  He delivered…