- Aristocratic Reading List : Doolittle’s List
- Richard Duchesne’s Cited Works (TUOWC)
- Ralph Raico’s References on The European Miracle
- The Conservative Reading List
- Human Biodiversity Reading List
- The Library Of The Dark Enlightenment
- The Dark Enlightenment Reading List
- Anarcho Capitalism : Hoppe’s List
- Liberty: David Gordon’s List
- Lew Rockwell’s Liberty Reading List
- On Debate
Seminars and Speaking Engagements
These seminars are for people who are passionate about learning political philosophy, so that they can either understand their own intuitions and ideas, those of others, or better advocate those ideas. Libertarianism considers both social and economic objectives, and like Marxism if philosophically rigorous. You should have a basic exposure to introductory philosophical ideas, or have at least read more than one philosopher to participate in these seminars.
- Propertarianism – Libertarian Philosophy For Conservatives, Libertarians, And The Rare Open Minded Progressive.
Goals: Libertarianism is currently constructed as an ideology rather than a discipline. The objective of this seminar is to help develop a knowledge of libertarian ideas, and how they apply to both conservative, libertarian and progressive solutions.
Description: One to three concepts a week, discussed in detail. Those who have experience in the socratic method of Socrates Cafe, will feel comfortable in this open forum.
- The Art of Debate
Goals: To teach participants how to conduct a political debate using a straightforward methodology: libertarian, propertarian, reasoning.
Description: twenty minutes of presentation on a single topic using an example. Followed by forty minutes of facilitated discussion.
These talks are designed for small groups of people with general interest, and should be digestible by anyone who is interested in, and read in, current politics.
- A Comparison Of The Moral Frameworks Of Progressives, Libertarians and Conservatives. (15 or 30 minutes)
- Jonathan Haidt’s Moral framework helps us discuss the differences between the different political ideologies. I try to put this into context for libertarians and conservatives.
- The Possible Futures For America (20 or 40 Minutes)
- A survey of the possible good, and bad, futures of America by the world’s geopolitical thinkers.
- The Unique And Counter-Intuitive Features Of Western Civilization (40 minutes)
- What makes the west unique: Nial Ferguson’s Six Kller Apps of western civilization put in libertarian context for conservative audiences.
- The Five Economic Factions That Determine Our Policy. (20 or 40 minutes)
- Economists follow ideologies just like people follow political ideologies. In this talk I explain how the different economists approach economics and politics and how they align with the political parties. I also help explain why it is that economists are usually wrong, and why the factions exist: because we don’t really know very much.
- Suggested Economic Policies For Conservatives (25 Minutes)
- There are good policy ideas and bad policy ideas. In this short talk, I cover the economic policies that achieve macro economic objectives while serving, or at lest, not violating conservative principles.
- An Overview Of American Geo Strategic History And Policy for Americans and Especially Non Americans (40 minutes)
- Contrary to popular opinion in both the USA and Europe, the USA has a rational foreign policy. It’s not perfect. But it’s rational. In this talk I try to explain the strategic and economic reasons for American Strategic Behavior.
- Why America Culture Is So Different From European Culture (20 Minutes) (For european audiences)
- America never had feudalism. It’s always had a market. And it’s really big. In this short and somewhat humorous talk I try to explain some of the top things visitors notice about the states and why those things are so odd to them.
Seattle, WA, United States
I am an independent theorist of Political Economy in the Conservative Libertarian tradition. And as a methodological Propertarian I attempt to complete the work of Rothbard and Hoppe by suggesting post-democratic political solutions for heterogeneous polities.
"De Philosophia Aristocratia"
Anglo Conservatism is the remnant of the European Aristocratic Manorial system and the Classical Liberal philosophy of the Enlightenment, combined with our ancient tribal instincts for group persistence and land-holding. It currently consists as a set of sentiments rather than as an articulated rational philosophy. And without that rational articulation, conservatives lack the ability to create and promote a plan that is a positive and rhetorically defensible alternative to the hazards of accidental bureaucracy and purposeful socialism.
This lack of an articulated philosophy leaves conservatives vulnerable in the public debate with Schumpeterian public intellectuals whose advantage in both volume of production, and simplicity of argument poses a nearly insurmountable challenge.
Libertarianism by contrast, is a rational philosophy of an articulate but permanent minority. It is based upon a solid, rational and critical methodology, even if it is flawed in its initial assumption: the principle of non-violence.
Unfortunately the Rothbardian Anarchist movement has appropriated the term "Libertarian", and left Classical Liberals and Conservatives alienated from the only system of thought with which they need to articulate their political sentiments in rational and empirical rather than moralistic and sentimental form.
By repairing the flaws in Libertarian philosophy we can use its methodology to provide a rhetorical solution for conservatives - a language which in turn may become an articulated philosophical body of argument and advocacy for the frustrated conservative majority.
Reason And Fact Are Insufficient For Persuasion: Because Myth, Mysticism, And Falsehood Are More Comfortable Truths.
9 days ago
Read Engels Again: But There Are Better Primary Sources and The Natural State Is Plastic
9 days ago
The Purpose Of Philosophy: in the Analytic, Naturalistic Philosophy of Action
18 days ago
More on Hoppe (et all) vs Popper (from elsewhere)
18 days ago
Libertarianism and Justificationism
18 days ago
Dear Libertarians. Join the 21′st Century. Don’t Fight The Last War: It’s Postmodernism, Not Socialism.
26 days ago
Islamic Fundamentalism is a Totalitarian Political Movement, Not a Religion.
27 days ago
False: Krugman Gets It Wrong On Purpose Again. :)
27 days ago
Cultures Are Portfolios Of Property Rights
27 days ago
The Economist Magazine Is Wrong On Oligarchs: Flaunt It. Flaunt It Everywhere. Always.
27 days ago
- Reason And Fact Are Insufficient For Persuasion: Because Myth, Mysticism, And Falsehood Are More Comfortable Truths.