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Hannah Arendt on the T-word

And by the T-word I mean totalitarianism, of course.

Before they seize power and establish a world according to their doctrines, totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency which is more adequate to the needs of the human mind than reality itself; in which, through sheer imagination, uprooted masses can feel at home and are spared the never-ending shocks which real life and real experiences deal to human beings and their expectations. 160 more words


GOP destroys economy, wants Libertarian vote

Google Paddypower and you’ll find that Irish bookies are betting 2 to 1 that the pro-choice party wins and the pro-life-after-death prohibitionist party loses. Naturally the losers are screaming to the libertarians for help as their hulk flounders. 372 more words


Коррективы черный дыры, или Размножаться и собирать корнеплоды

Несколько небольших изменений большого текста.


(На мой взгляд, имеет смысл учитывать кумулятивный эффект нескольких факторов, исходя из того, что это только методы, а цель архаизирующего общества — жизнь вне истории, в утраченном рае, — известна заранее.)


Denmark’s High Court upholds people smuggling conviction for couple who gave Syrian refugees lift and biscuits | The Independent

Denmark’s High Court has upheld a people smuggling conviction for a couple who illegally “assisted” family of Syrian refugees by giving them a lift and a cup of coffee. 20 more words


"Harold Laski and Sovereignty," By Bruce Frohnen

The modern theory of sovereignty is . . . a theory of political organization. It insists that there must be in every social order some single center of ultimate reference, some power that is able to resolve disputes by saying a last word that will be obeyed. 999 more words

Essays And Reviews

The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek

The Road to Serfdom: text and documents, the definitive edition by F. A. Hayek. Edited by Bruce Caldwell (2007)

While I was looking for a Goodreads link for this book, I spotted another book referencing the Hayek’s title, by… 770 more words


Report Debunks ‘Born That Way’ Narrative and ‘Transgender’ Label for Kids

by Mary Rice Hasson and Theresa Farnan [The Federalist]  *  23 August, 2016

Political correctness about human sexuality is fostering horror stories for some of the nation’s most vulnerable children and their families. 1,990 more words

Collapse Of The West