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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: Days of Infamy

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Days of Infamy: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Churchill — The Shocking Truth Revealed by John Costello (New York: Pocket Books, 1994); 448 pages; $24. John Costello is a distinguished historian who has uncovered fascinating new evidence on a wide number of topics. Two of his previous works, Mask of Treachery: Spies, Lies, Buggery & Betrayal (1988) and Deadly Illusions (1993), unearthed ... [click for more]

World War II and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

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On January 18, 1961, just before leaving office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a farewell address to the nation in which he called attention to the "conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry." He warned that "in the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by ... [click for more]

Baseball, Microsoft, and Antitrust Tyranny

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Congress's efforts to meddle in the Major League Baseball strike and the Department of Justice's harassment of the software giant Microsoft are just the latest reminders that the American economy badly needs to be liberated from the century-long tyranny of antitrust law. (The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed in 1890.) Through a quirk of jurisprudential history, baseball has been exempt ... [click for more]

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]
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