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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. The Best Form of Government

    by , 05-02-2017 at 06:34 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Reasonable people tend to agree with Thoreau that the government that governs least governs best, but there are practical reasons for having some government. What would be the best way to organize that little bit of government that we would need? Opinions would vary, but there are certain characteristics that would be desirable and other characteristics that would be undesirable. If we look at those characteristics, then an answer should be that form that best first the desires.

  2. History Is on Our Side

    by , 03-30-2017 at 09:15 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Among the more significant topics of in this blog have been Classical Liberalism and the Enlightenment. Those aren't common topics of conversation, but they are behind many conversations that people have, because they can openly converse about many topics, because the Enlightenment happened; the forces of religion were fought back into their caged minds, and we, Classical Liberals, asserted the rights of all to free speech and the other freedoms. Classical Liberalism established the freedoms that ...

    Updated 03-31-2017 at 06:26 PM by PeterL

  3. Feudalism Again

    by , 03-22-2015 at 06:45 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Feudalism had been dropping in popularity for several centuries, but recently it has been making a rebound (see link below), but this isnít the only way that feudalism has been recovering. Several years ago I was shocked to discover that a philosophical movement that is somewhat popular among academics was said by one of its adherents to want to undo the Enlightenment. I was too shocked at the time to interrogate the person, who said that, so it remains hearsay, but in less direct ways it has been ...
  4. Restoring the Age of Reason

    by , 09-27-2014 at 08:26 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Until recently I took the ideals and principles of the Enlightenment for granted: classical liberalism, individual liberty, republican government, Freedom of speech, and all those other wonderful things that are part of being a citizen of a country with a government that is fundamentally liberal in the classical sense. There have been little attempts to require regimented thought in my life and before; things like you canít call a spade a spade and silly matters of political correctness. But even ...

    Updated 10-01-2014 at 01:06 PM by PeterL

  5. Liberalism: Which Flavor?

    by , 05-12-2014 at 01:27 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    There seem to be people who think that liberalism is a synonym for socialism, and that people like Ted Kennedy and Obama et alia were or are liberals. Sometimes it seems like people think that liberalism and state socialism are the same things. Nothing could be further from the truth. Liberalism is about freedoms: s free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property, free thought, etc. It is a philosophical movement that began with ...