Other Writings

  • Free Minds and Free Markets.The value of political freedom stems from two related facts: the nature of physical force and the nature of man’s consciousness. Since force negates thought, and since the good requires chosen values, force is always harmful to man. Our culture, however, largely rejects the view of man as volitional, and therefore endorses paternalism in politics—as demonstrated, for example, by the popularity of the school of behavioral economics. This essay shows that if man is to live, he must be free to think—which means: he needs a political system that prohibits government from initiating force against the individual. (This is a revised and expanded written version of a lecture delivered in July 2009. Available in PDF format.)
  • Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty. A booklet on why Libertarianism is incompatible with the idea of liberty.
  • Introduction to The Art of Nonfiction by Ayn Rand (Plume, 2001).
  • “Israel Has a Right to Exist” (chapter, co-authored with Yaron Brook, in Israel: Opposing Viewpoints, Greenhaven Press, 2005).
  • “Racial ‘Diversity’ Is Racism” (chapter in Racism: Current Controversies, Greenhaven Press, 2003).
  • “Israel Does Not Violate Palestinian Civil Rights” (chapter in Israel: Opposing Viewpoints, Greenhaven Press, 1989).

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