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Examines libertarianism in the spirit of Frédéric Bastiat, taking into account not only what is seen, but also what is not seen in common and seemingly unobjectionable descriptions of the ideology; exposes major problems with libertarianism; compares it to radical capitalism; shows why only the latter provides a viable defense of liberty; and emphasizes the need to keep these different ideologies conceptually distinct.
Picks up where Thompson’s essay “The New Abolitionism: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of Our Time” (TOS Winter 2012–13) left off; asks and answers questions such as: What would a fully free market in education look like? How would it work? Would it provide quality, affordable education for all children, including those from lower-income families? If so, how?
Surveys the life and accomplishments of this remarkable scientist, who, “once internationally revered, is now largely unknown—remembered, if at all, only for his invention of pasteurization”; shows why “Pasteur deserves to be remembered as more than a portmanteau on the side of a milk jug” and why he ought to be remembered instead as an “adventurer of science” and as “a light that brightens more and more.”
Scott McConnell reviews Notorious, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Scott McConnell reviews The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian. zorro.jpg
Richard M. Salsman reviews Mind vs. Money: The War between Intellectuals and Capitalism, by Alan S. Kahan.
Robert Garmong reviews The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, by David Stockman.
Daniel Wahl reviews The Emergent Reader Series, by Laura Appleton-Smith. emergent-reader.jpg
Kevin Douglas reviews The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves, by James Tooley.
Craig Biddle introduces the Winter 2013–14 issue.