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Archive of posts published in the tag: Charles C.W. Cooke

Three Core Defects of Socialism

“The third problem is that socialism, following Marx’s dialectical theory of history, lends itself to a theory of inevitability or preordination that leaves no room for dissent, and that leads in consequence to the elevation of a political class that responds to failure by searching for wreckers and dissenters to punish. “

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A Democratic Condiment

“It is reasonably well understood in this country that to place the word “democratic” in front of, say, “speech restrictions” or “warrantless searches” or “juryless criminal prosecutions” would be in no way to legitimize those things or to make them more compatible with the preservation of a free society.”

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The Golden Rule of Politics

from Democrats Finally Wake Up to the Dangers of Illiberalism by Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review Throughout, the Brendan Nyhans of the world will ask, “How could this happen?” And the answer will be elementary: It happened because process…

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Circumventing Congress

from Charles C.W. Cooke in The National Review, Our Presidents Are Beginning to Act Like Kings Most important of all, why are we not up in arms when the president openly abuses his position as the head of the bureaucracy in…

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P.T Barnum Beats Hayek

from Of Course Sarah Palin Is Endorsing Donald Trump by Charles Cooke at National Review If you are surprised by this development, you shouldn’t be. Ours is an age in which politics and entertainment are melted together without opposition or disfavor;…

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Prerogative Lawmaking

from Charles C.W. Cooke in The National Review, Our Presidents Are Beginning to Act Like Kings The Constitution of the United States, Hamburger contends, represented a conscious attempt to banish from this country’s political structure a host of the insidious tools…

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10 Best Articles of 2015

John Cochrane- economist at his blop. The Grumpy Economist,  Economic Growth. Second, we should separate the tax code from the subsidy and redistribution code.Let us agree, the tax code serves to raise revenue at minimal distortion. All other economic policy…

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Invitations to Executive Caprice

from Charles C.W. Cooke in The National Review, Our Presidents Are Beginning to Act Like Kings At best, Wilson’s argument is a good-faith but terribly naïve attempt to make government “work.” When the Supreme Court rules, as it did in 1989,…

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A Crown Beyond the Horizon

from Charles C.W. Cooke in The National Review, Our Presidents Are Beginning to Act Like Kings Which is all to say that, pace Woodrow Wilson & Co., the recipe for political liberty is as it ever was. For men to be…

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Children of Legislatures

from Charles C.W. Cooke in The National Review, Our Presidents Are Beginning to Act Like Kings As Thomas Jefferson had it, “the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” There are no new…

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A Quasi Permanent Force

from Charles C.W. Cooke in The National Review, Our Presidents Are Beginning to Act Like Kings This rejoinder, alas, is a poor one. If, as the American system presumes, we all have a right to a voice in making the laws…

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