Combat Illiberalism (Jason Lee Byas)

An excellent article on how illiberal weeds can grow from sectarian cracks in libertarian circles. "Today marks the 80th anniversary of then-aspiring tyrant Mao Tse-tung’s “Combat Liberalism.” In that short pamphlet Mao outlines eleven ways that liberal attitudes might manifest themselves within an anti-liberal revolutionary movement like his. Broadly, Mao characterizes the liberal attitude as… Continue reading Combat Illiberalism (Jason Lee Byas)

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Communism as Spectre (Introduction)

As a born again anti-communist, I cannot deny that I still find the Communist Manifesto to be a powerful, enchanting and intoxicating work. Although I now consider communism (in its Marxist manifestation, in contrast to nineteenth-century anarchist-communism which retrospectively might better be called something like anarchist-communalism) to be fundamentally corrupt - not just corrupt in… Continue reading Communism as Spectre (Introduction)

John Stuart Mill Predicts Soviet Communism

"The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government, is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. Every function superadded to those already exercised by the government, causes its influence over hopes and fears to be more widely diffused, and converts, more and more, the active and ambitious part of the public… Continue reading John Stuart Mill Predicts Soviet Communism