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It Took Six Months to Split Czechoslovakia. Why Should Brexit Take Six Years?

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog11/06/2018

In a way, the separation of the Czechs and Slovaks was like Brexit and the UK’s 1980s privatizations combined, only a lot more complicated.

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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

Steven Pinker’s attempt to rescue the Whig theory of history and demonstrate that we live in the best of all worlds turns out to be an utter failure.

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Where Is Brazil Headed Now?

Global EconomyWorld History

New Brazilian president Bolsonaro does not pretend to understand much about economics, but some of his advisors may move in the right direction.

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Why Marxism Shifted from Economics to Culture

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/26/2018

Some Marxists have been quite explicit about their desire to apply the Marxist idea of exploitation to nearly every facet of society.

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Old Wine in Old Bottles? A Nobel for Clever Packaging?

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/17/2018

The Nobel committee this year showed that it has embraced clever economic modeling as a replacement for scientific progress.

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Understanding "Brazil’s Donald Trump"

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog10/15/2018

As they did with Trump, the media categorizes Brazil's Bolsonaro as a “hateful” candidate, but it never tries to take a serious look at how Brazilians have suffered under leftist regimes.

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Brazil Considers Scaling Back Its Gun Control

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

In spite of stringent gun-control measures, Brazil's homicide rates are among the worst in the world. Now there's a movement to let more Brazilians defend themselves with private gun ownership.

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Why Venezuela Is Starving

SocialismWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

At the end of July 2018, the National Assembly estimated that each week six Venezuelan children die of starvation.

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30 Years Later: Margaret Thatcher’s Vision for Europe Revisited

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog09/20/2018

Thatcher's infamous yet magnificent "Bruges speech," which was far from being anti-EU, was a stark warning against Brussels' power-grabbing central government.

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