The Name of Liberty
In George Orwell’s novel 1984, O’Brien tells the rebel Winston, “Power is inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” O’Brien is incorrect. 443 more words
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California Counties are suing oil companies.
Tony Heller has a youtube video up explaining what is happening.
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George Orwell may have coined the expression “death-worship.” In any case his use of it in “The Last Man In Europe”–working title for his novel “1984,” was the first I ever set eyes on. 960 more words
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This September four years ago, we lamented on these pages that the “Defund Obamacare” movement (this was before “Repeal and Replace”) lacked a positive healthcare vision. 730 more words
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Here are some pictures I took of a special exhibit at the Rutgers Law Library in 2013, focused on the… 77 more words
Today, I’m going to talk about the guarantee of fundamental human rights, one of the three key elements of the Japanese Constitution, along with pacifism and popular sovereignty. 363 more words
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Fog On Pleasant Hill
Sometimes we have a habit of thinking of magic as a throwback to an earlier time, a period when people didn’t exactly understand the way the world worked. 1,839 more words
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