Rousseau and Marx on Historical Progress

This is an essay I wrote last semester for my Modern and Postmodern Philosophy class.  For Rousseau, historical progress only further removes man from his natural state of living. He argues that the cultivation of civilized studies weaken the natural virtues of men; in his Discourse on the Arts and…

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The Lesser of Two Evils

The Republican National Convention has been nothing short of a complete overthrow of any pretensions of justice, as Dana Milbank of the Washington Post explains. “The Romney campaign had taken pains to stifle the Paul rebellion, by denying him a speaking role, expediting the roll call, changing party rules and…

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A Little Bit of This and That

Thanks to the Mises Institute, I ran across this fascinating website and wanted to share it. The “Seasteading Institute” is working to build communities on the ocean outside the realm of any government or country. Their logic is, since governments have claimed all the land, we must turn to the…

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What the Tea Party Needs to Hear, Part 2

And now we are left with three topics that, were it not for Lincoln, we might not have to discuss, taxation, the military, and the federal reserve. If prostitution is the oldest profession known to the world, taxation is without a doubt the second oldest. Taxation is the extortion of…

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What the Tea Party Needs to Hear, Part 1*

It seems rather strange to have someone else posting on www.savannahliston.com, but there are two reasons, 1) Savannah Liston doesn’t always have the time to write posts and 2) sometimes (well, a lot of times) other people can say things better than Savannah Liston does, so why not let them…

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