I will be passing in a manuscript soon to Oxford University Press for Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know. Here is the table of contents as it stands now. I’d be pleased to hear any last-minute suggestions.
Academia is, by my reckoning, a far more liberty-friendly place than it was twenty years ago. But most people probably still have a hard time finding a graduate program with even a single sympathetic classical liberal faculty member.
Thankfully, there’s the Institute for Humane Studies. Because of their seminar programs, even the most […]
I really enjoyed Kevin’s recent discussion of the ‘contraception mandate,’ particularly because his posts highlight a deep and important divide in political philosophy that I think merits attention. Kevin sketches the following view about whether a law is justified:
“(The) principle of public justification (PPJ) …holds that a coercive law L is only justified if […]
I was hoping to garner interest with my last post. I consider the contraception mandate an important issue not merely because it is in the news but because the controversy surrounding it drives people to vigorously engage broader philosophical issues.
I think there were three general concerns that merit a detailed response. They are […]
I have not been blogging lately because I’ve been working with Loren Lomasky on a book about global justice. Its provisional title is Justice at a Distance. Here are the main ideas of the book.
1) Our main duty toward distant others is a duty of noninterference with their personal projects. This […]
Alec MacGillis, Is the South too Republican for Republicans?
Well, here’s one thing to think about. What if the South has become so monolithically Republican that actual conservative proposals and argument of the sort that Santorum and Romney have been offering don’t actually resonate all that much?
Consider: Republicans in Alabama and Mississippi reside […]