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Liberal-Democracy as Illiberalism — the Subversion of Liberty

The Specter of Soft Totalitarianism By Daniel J. Mahoney Alexis de Tocqueville ends his classic work Democracy in America (published in two volumes in 1835 and 1840) with an evocative description of a new “species of oppression” that he believed … Continue reading

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Fascism, Socialism, and Syndicalism

Fascism By Sheldon Richman As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. The word derives from fasces, the Roman symbol of collectivism and power: a tied bundle of rods with a protruding ax. In its day (the … Continue reading

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Freedom under God vs. Freedom under the State

The Law, the State, and the People By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony  The nature and the meaning of law have changed from one culture to another. First of all, all law is religious in its presuppositions, because it is an expression of … Continue reading

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