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Classical Liberalism

Foreign Liberals Shouldn't Be Liberal With American Lives and Money

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.21.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Liberals from other nations will continue to lobby Washington to advance their home countries' interests. No surprise there. But they shouldn't complain if American liberals choose priceless domestic peace and prosperity over costly international charity and conflict.

The Man Who Coined the Term "Homosexual"

James Peron | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Kertbeny's role in fighting for gay rights is rarely mentioned. His one lasting legacy was that he was the man who invented homosexuality, or to be more precise, the one who coined the terms "homosexual" and "heterosexual."

The Seismic Shift in Irish Values, and One Reason It Happened

James Peron | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

The landslide victory for marriage equality in Ireland caught some conservatives off guard. What happened to the staunchly conservative, almost fanatical Catholicism of the Irish people? Paul Valleley, a professor of public ethics at the University of Chester, offered some important suggestions. He lists two major reasons.

Conservative Solutions for Colleges Actually Call for More Government

John A. Tures | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

His plan for forcing colleges to publicize more information and regulate the cost of college fits well with Obama's plans for greater scrutiny of universities. I wonder if Hanson and his conservative friends know that.

The Lament of the Conservative Left

James Peron | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
James Peron

Socialism embraced some liberal goals but wanted to offer the security of the old order where disturbing social change was minimized and what change was allowed was carefully controlled.

Germany Inches Toward a New Government: The Victory of the Status Quo Over Liberty

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The world's most watched elections occur in America. The world's most boring election occurred in Germany, characterized by debate over such critical issues as meat-free days in government cafeterias. As expected, Chancellor Angela Merkel was effectively reelected.

Jews In The Diaspora Are Not Partial Jews: A Response To A.B. Yehoshua

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

I personally do not know what it means to be a complete or a partial Jew; moreover, I reject any demand that I need to live a full rather than a partial Jewish existence.

F.A. Hayek Against the Conservative

James Peron | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
James Peron

Friedrich Hayek, the intransigent opponent of socialism that Glenn Beck and conservatives admire, also saw himself equally opposed to their conservative agenda, something conservatives ignore at their peril.

A Christian Response To The Ongoing Enslavement Of America's Poor

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

The church is the social institution that should deal with the social ills of society. It has a long history of providing for those in need.

The Gay Marriage Revolution Started Centuries Ago

James Peron | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
James Peron

It was only in 1546 that the Roman Catholic Church declared that a marriage was only valid if performed by a priest. The idea that marriage was a "sacrament" had more to do with the politics of the day than it did with theology.