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Tag: radicalism
  • The Pragmatic Benefits of ‘Radicalism’

    Ron Paul libertarians are typically labeled “radicals.”  I don’t like this word because it carries a pejorative (rather than merely descriptive) connotation and thus is often used to glibly dismiss the views of people without bothering to thoughtfully engage them. Radicals are often dismissed as impractical people who uncritically hew to abstract principles no matter …

  • Politically Radical and Culturally Mainstream

    There is plenty to admire about the anti-war, anti-state, leftist movement of the 1960’s. But it failed to resonate with average Americans because of its hatred of Christianity and traditional values. Today, most of the left has eschewed the positive aspects of their movement while embracing the libertinism full-swing. Indeed, hardcore personal lifestyles aside, their …