April 2024 ISSUE

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: If You Build It, Will They Come?

By Gregory Caskey

To begin with a bit of trivia, who said the following line? "When you give roses to others, their fragrance lingers on your hand." If you guessed Cole Porter, you'd be wrong. Nor does this line hail from a wooden quote board for sale on Etsy. It was delivered by ...

Individualism versus Racism

By Arnold Kling

Similarly, to advocate colorblindness is not to pretend you don't notice race. To advocate colorblindness is to endorse an ethical principle: The colorblind principle: we should treat people without regard to race, both in our public policy and in our private lives...

Misanthropy Springs from the Lust for Power: H.G. Wells

By Richard Gunderman

H.G. Wells Best known today for science fiction novels such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells was in his own day widely regarded as a prophet. Trained in science, he predicted the wireless telephone, directed energy weapons...

Princess Mathilde and the Immorality of Politics

By Pierre Lemieux

A Liberty Classics Book Review of Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, and Order, by Anthony de Jasay.1 We cannot be against politics, especially in a democratic regime; isn't that obvious? In his 1997 book Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, a...

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