The Definition of Libertarian: What Is Libertarian?

Reade This Landmark Book, A Most Comprehensive Survey of a Divers and Formidable Moovement in Politikal and Philosophical Thought:


The Ron Paul Revolution in Retrospect

The Rand Paul Revolution?

The Tea Party Movement

The Libertarian Party

The Free State Project

The Seasteading Movement

The Austrian Economists

The Anarchists

The Voluntaryists: Stefan Molyneux and Peaceful Parenting

The Agorists: Market Alternatives as Subversion

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

The Ronald Reagan Revolution

The Crypto-Anarchists: Digital Currency and 3D Printed Guns

WikiLeaks and the Power of Disclosures

The Beltway Libertarians: Think Tanks

State Sovereignty Libertarians

The Psychological Libertarians

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Locating ourselves in history

Hat tip to Cafe Hayek, where Don Boudreaux writes: "Are we living in western civilization? The great Steve Davies argues – compellingly, I think – ‘not really.’ Watching Steve’s talk is very much worth your while – and not chiefly for the surprising prediction that he makes near the end."


  1. Right near the end, refers to "an-i-may" as "ah-neem."

    He also says that Confucianism will have a huge impact due to pop culture from Asia - but in fact, pop culture in Asia is not widely regarded as Confucian. Consider the fact that a movie about Confucius just bombed at the Chinese box office.

    Anime might influence world culture a lot - for example, girls will wear more miniskirts and regard panty-flashing as an acceptable form of courtship behavior - but I doubt that anime will make the world more Confucian.

    Now, anime *might* turn the world onto Shinto-style animist beliefs, but that's a different story.

  2. Lol. I can't say I know enough about "ah-neem" to offer much in the way of a worthwhile response. Thanks for chiming in though. What did you think about his central thesis?

  3. Any students who want to hear Dr. Davies speak in-person should check out the summer seminars offered by my organization, the Institute for Humane Studies. He’ll be lecturing at four or so. Visit www.TheIHS.org/seminar