It is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual’s use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that men as members of civilized society can pursue their individual ends so much more successfully than they could alone.
A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot — because the first leads inevitably to the second.
Totalitarianism spells simplification: an enormous reduction in the variety
of aims, motives, interests, human types, and, above all, in the categories and units of power.
Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats.
Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.
Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
The ambush of U.S. Special Forces (SF) in Niger — in which four soldiers were killed — was a small, deadly, and lamentable incident. The deaths have aroused a lot of debate and finger-pointing about why the SF unit was ambushed. Those involved in that debate — the Pentagon spokesmen, the media, senators, and congressmen — are all playing a game in which the goal is to find a palatable lie to tell the American people about why their soldiers were sent into a trap in which they died.
The only thing that surprises me is the mystery of socialism’s enduring appeal.
If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.