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3 ideas that changed the world

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Standing in a checkout line at the supermarket, I saw a special edition of Time magazine titled, “100 Ideas That Changed the … Continue reading

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Spending our children’s inheritance

One of the gems in Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France is his description of the tradition threatened by the social engineering of the French Revolution as an “entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to … Continue reading

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Defending traditional marriage at UVU ethics week

Utah Valley University’s Center for the Study of Ethics very kindly invited me to give a speech on “The Meaning of Traditional Marriage” on Sept. 18 as part of an Ethics Awareness Week In the speech I tried to explain what … Continue reading

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Lord Acton and the correct meaning of liberty

A very confused and overzealous friend believes that John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (Lord Acton, 1834-1902) was a libertarian by today’s standards. This confused friend also thinks my use of a quote from Acton’s writings about liberty being “the right of … Continue reading

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