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When Providence divided the earth [2008-11-16 | Revised]
Adam Smith believed that, due to the natural course, "When Providence divided the earth among a few lordly masters, it neither forgot nor abandoned those who seemed to have been left out in the partition. These last too enjoy their share of all that it produces."
An average voter and other insults [2007-06-24]
Politician Winston Churchill said 'The biggest argument against democracy is a five-minute discussion with the average voter', political adviser Henry Kissinger did not trust Chilean voters, and economist Bryan Caplan has said 'voters are worse than ignorant'. Perhaps we should be more worried about politicians and economists than voters.
The democracy idea [2008-10-06 | Revised]
References to democracy in the public sphere tend to be ideological, with the essence of democracy being unclear. Ideologues use the hallowed label in promoting their causes in order to minimize dissent, hoping to make those who disagree with their 'democratic' cause seem in favour of dictatorship.
The liberty story [2007-10-27]
In the USA, Liberty is so real and so tangible that you can touch it - if you visit the statue in New York harbour. In the classical tradition, Virtus represented the physical freedom that came from fighting oppression, and Libertas represented the intellectual freedom (and enlightenment) that came from preferring reason to dogmatism.
The France of the 21st century [2008-02-12]
The USA is certainly a superpower, but it is not the leader of the world. A gang leader might be the toughest person (the most powerful) but character is far more important for the leader of a free association.
To change the world [2008-03-30]
When the Tennessee legislature ratified the19th amendment to the US constitution (18 August 1920),women were soon to have the right to vote throughout the USA. Philosophers have only interpreted theworld differently; [however] it is necessary to change it.
Democracy, the people, and elites [2008-02-03 | Revised]
Is democracy more than a government of the people, by the people, for the people? ... James Madison implied that, to obtain the consent of the governed, one should speak of liberty for the governed but, in reality, one should let the elite decide.
Democracy, the people, and elites [2008-01-26]
Is democracy more than a government of the people, by the people, for the people? ... James Madison implied that, to obtain the consent of the governed, one should speak of liberty for the governed but, in reality, one should let the elite decide.

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