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Your Secrets Are Not Safe With Anyone

Timothy Carpenter specialized in stealing cellphones, the same devices that betrayed him. Based on four months of cellphone location data from the companies that...

Consumption, Not Trade Balance, Is the Purpose of Production

Just about every argument opposing the unfettered freedom to exchange goods and services across all borders rests on the failure to appreciate that, as...

Why Doesn’t James Scott Want to Talk About Property?

One of the most exciting books of 2017 is James Scott’s Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States (Yale 2017). It deals with...

Is North Korea Really a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’?

President Trump announced last week that he was returning North Korea to the US list of “state sponsors of terrorism” after having been off...

Liberty at the Movies: Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island, the latest cinematic incarnation of the legendary big ape King Kong, is not just a thrilling monster movie, but an anthology...

Birthday of a Bloodbath

This October-November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia — the bloody communist state that would produce a...

The Online Lynching of a Lynn, Mass. Coffeehouse

While a bit less vaunted in American public esteem than the military, the police forces are also held in the highest of regards. Though...

The Quirin Decision of 1942 Revisited

In Ex Parte Quirin (1942) the U.S. Supreme Court justified the trial by military commission of eight German soldiers “captured” on American soil. Edward...

Let’s Adopt The U.S. Naval Policy of 1890

Back in 1890, the U.S. Naval Policy Board said in a report: “We fear no encroachments on our territory, nor are we tempted at present...

Continued Intervention in South America

Despite his anti-establishment reputation, Trump is continuing the U.S. empire tradition of threatening regime change and meddling in other countries’ affairs, not only in...
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