Friday, February 25, 2005

LRC picks
Thomas Woods critiques neocon Michael Novak’s new book
This blog recommends Mr Woods’ The Church Confronts Modernity

One would never guess that the transition from monarchy to democracy in Europe culminated in dramatic increases in government debt, bureaucracy, economic regulation, and rates of taxation—not exactly stunning confirmation of Novak’s thesis that democracy is the form of government most friendly to free enterprise.
Permanent US military bases in Iraq the real reason for war
By Michael Gaddy

And from LRC’s blog:

War is said to have ended slavery, genocide and fascism
Of course, it's not like slavery, fascism, genocide and communism were products and results of war, or anything. They were just here when we got here, because there wasn't a sufficient amount of mass killing between people.

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