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Anarcho-Capitalism and the Restriction of Freedom

So this year’s presidential campaign has been nuts. That’s hardly profound to say. One of the things that caught my eye, however, was the very odd phenomenon of former Ron Paul supporters moving to Trump. On the face of it, this makes little sense. Ron Paul was a sort of libertarian purist, or at least […]

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The Heretical South: Slavery and Christian Betrayal

The Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia flies no more on the lawn of the South Carolina capitol grounds. In the rush of emotion that followed Dylan Roof’s killings, the debate among Christians shifted from the subject of race and Christianity to a debate—though it wasn’t really a debate, more of a en-masse […]

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C. S. Lewis and the Theory of Punishment

Peter Escalante briefly mentioned C. S. Lewis’s theory of punishment in his recent post. Prof. Lewis’s thoughts on that matter can be found in his essay, “The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment,” published in God in the Dock and available online here. In it, he gives a compelling defense of the old concept of punishment as […]