They just don’t write ‘em like this anymore!

The Philadelphia Inquirer is celebrating its 180th anniversary this year, and is reprinting articles from past editions. I loved this one: Inquirer Anniversary: An ill-timed boot spells Phils’ doom¹ By Jim Nasium To mark the 180th anniversary of its founding, The Inquirer is reprinting an article from its archives every Monday for 18 weeks. Today’s …

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Legitimacy, Democracy, and Liberty

Legitimacy, democracy, and liberty would seem to be interrelated but it is liberty that should be most highly prized. A state may have a democratically-elected government that follows laws but deny liberty to certain or even most of people. The slave states of antebellum America were legitimate political entities and the legislators were elected by …

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The Iranian election

Patterico has suggested that this photo might become iconic, like the famous photo of the brave Chinese protestor facing down a tank in Tianamin Square. Me, I don’t know: maybe the election was stolen and maybe it wasn’t, but there are riots in Iran over the announced results and the widespread perception that it was …

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