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What Is Government? (Political Cow: Episode 1)

From the College of Subversive Knowledge (SUBSCRIBE): Using two cows as a metaphor for illustrating how various political systems function is a practice that’s been around since at least the 1930’s. Here are a few of the better examples: SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. COMMUNISM:…

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Happy Birthday, Isabel Paterson

  Have you heard of Isabel Paterson? She was born January 22, 1886, Manitoulin Island, Canada, and she is unquestionably the most underrated of all American political philosophers. An autodidact and an extraordinarily formidable intellect, Isabel Paterson wrote many essays and books, but her best and most famous work is ┬áThe God of the Machine,…

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Say What?

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force. Said George Washington. The state is the coldest of all cold monsters that bites with stolen teeth. Said Nietzsche. Government is solely an instrument or mechanism of appropriation, prohibition, compulsion, and extinction; in the nature of things it can be nothing else, and…

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