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FFF Articles consists of every article that has ever been published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in reverse chronological order from our inception in 1989 to date. You can also search for FFF articles on the right side of the page under Find Freedom on FFF.

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Book Review: Conditions of Liberty

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Conditions of Liberty: Civil Society and Its Rivals by Ernest Gellner (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1994); 225 pages; $25. The Western world is unique. It is the only civilization that has successfully combined liberty, order, and prosperity. We who live in it — even with all of its existing impurities of statist interventionism and coercive redistributivism — take it for granted and ... [click for more]

The America First Committee

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One of the most remarkable episodes in American history was the spontaneous and widespread opposition to Franklin Roosevelt's obvious attempts to embroil the United States in the European war that broke out in 1939. That opposition was centered in the America First Committee. In modern accounts of the war period, the committee is either ignored or maligned as a ... [click for more]

The Art of Budget Cutting

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The new Republican majority in Congress will have its integrity severely tested when it decides the fate of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The Republicans got elected on one basic promise — to cut the size of the national government. It is difficult to think of another federal program that so richly deserves to be axed. That ... [click for more]

Book Review: Dead Right

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Dead Right by David Frum (New York: A New Republic Book/Basic Books, 1994); 230 pages; $23.00. The congressional Republicans are approaching the end of their first one hundred days, during which they promised to implement much of the legislation in their Contract with America, a contract that they said would usher in a "historic change" that would bring about "the end ... [click for more]

World War II and the Triumph of Keynesianism

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War, everybody says, is hell. But many Americans do not really believe this truism, especially when the war in question is World War II. Of course, for the men who had to endure the horrors of combat, the war was terrible — just how terrible, hundreds of thousands of them did not live to say. But the great majority ... [click for more]

As Capitalism Wins, the U.S. Drops Out

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American political and economic life has entered a twilight zone. As countries everywhere are embracing capitalism, the United States, unfortunately, is moving toward democratic socialism. As I travel the world, the irony could not be more profound. I've been to Mexico to talk about free-market reform, to Russia and Eastern Europe — to meet with young entrepreneurs, and all over ... [click for more]
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