"Thanks, and there is some truth in this. However, neither cultures, nor the individuals that belong to them need to die off in order to change and adapt. In fact, fads spread and history is re-evaluated all the time in cultures. They also tend to…"
"The left-right dichotomy becomes more time worn and useless with every passing day. But it is very interesting to think about where it originated, and what kinds of things went together under the names of conservative and liberal in those days.
"... the chief error of contemporary 'sociobiology' is to suppose that language, morals, law, and such like, are transmitted by the 'genetic' processes that molecular biology is now illuminating, rather than being the products of…"
"First, I want to address your claim that "ignoring the need to adapt to a changing world" is a true characterization of libertarianism. Recall that the idea that because our society has advanced so quickly and is ahead of other…"
"Does it bother you that none of those wars was declared? The US constitution makes congress responsible for choosing when the president can exercise war powers, it is part of the checks and balances which are the reason we have the 3 branches. Yet…"
"I agree with much of what you said here, particularly the first half. The problem with trying to use government to keep business in line is, as you said, "the bigger the cookie jar, the bigger the temptation." The more powerful the…"
"This is not a subject I know a great deal about, however, I know that there are some books presenting alternative analysis of WWII from a libertarian perspective.
The problem with using the military to prevent horrors perpetrated on others, far…"
"I do not personally endorse the party. I think that having Bob Barr as their presidential candidate last time around showed a lot of desparation. It just isn't what it was in the late 90's - early 2000's. Membership in all of our…"
"Well, I can't claim to be the best defender of libertarian ideas, but the idea that libertarianism is ridiculous or that all the ones you've heard about are crazies just isn't going to fly rationally. Ad hominem saves time, but it is…"
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I look forward to future discussions on libertarianism with you. I got my political start on the radical left, but to be honest the more I learn about classical liberalism, the more sense it seems to make.
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