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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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Yes, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus

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One of Karl Marx's most effective and influential methods of argumentation was to use language and mental imagery which were descriptive of an earlier stage of human history and then apply them to the emerging market-oriented society in which he lived. For example, the politically enforced caste systems of the old days became, for him, the "class struggle" of capitalism; ... [click for more]

Christianity and Freedom

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Many Americans believe that by supporting the Welfare State, they are fulfilling God's great commandment to "love thy neighbor as thyself." Having been taught in public schools since childhood that the Welfare State helps needy people, Americans usually are filled with a deep sense of guilt and embarrassment whenever ... [click for more]

Book Review: The Ethics of Redistribution

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The Ethics of Redistribution by Bertrand de Jouvenel (Indianapolis: Liberty press, 1990) 118 pp.; $12 (h);$5 (p). In the 20th century, governments increasingly have become great engines for the redistribution of wealth. Indeed, most of the activity of modern governments centers around taking ... [click for more]

Charity: Biblical and Political

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Charity is defined as an "act of loving all men as brothers because they are sons of God." This is a purely personal matter; an act voluntarily performed by one person for another; an act of faith in God and His commandments for governing our relationships with our fellow men. When we keep this concept in mind, it becomes ... [click for more]

The Vietnam War

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Being on the debate team at Virginia Military Institute during the 1970-71 school year was not easy. It was during this period of time that the collegiate protests against the Vietnam War were at their height. I will never forget the angry stares and outbursts when we participated, in our VMI uniforms, in debate ... [click for more]

Foreign Policy and Foreign Wars

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When the Founding Fathers wrote and then defended the case for passage of the Constitution in 1787-1788, they did so with a strong belief in the natural rights of man, rights that Thomas Jefferson had so eloquently expressed in the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But their idealism was tempered with stark realism, based on ... [click for more]

Conscription

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This bill indeed is less undisguised in its object, and less direct in its means, than some of the measures proposed. It is an attempt to exercise the power of forcing the free men of this country into the ranks of an army, for the general purposes of war, under color of a military service. It is ... [click for more]

Book Review: Rock Around the Bloc

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Rock Around the Bloc: A History of Rock Music in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union by Timothy W. Ryback (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990) 272 pp., $21.95. My own taste in music runs along classical lines: Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi and Haydn. And in 20th-century music, I prefer the "Cotton Club" rhythm of Duke Ellington and the sound of ... [click for more]

Racism, Control, and Rock and Roll

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Civil rights laws are among the most repugnant forms of political control in American society. Not only are they a severe violation of the principles of freedom, they also have totally failed to achieve their purported end — the elimination of racism in America. Few intelligent people will deny that ... [click for more]

Race and the Market Process

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In the 1850s, a Southerner named George Fitzhugh wrote two books entitled, Sociology for the South: or The Failure of Free Society and Cannibals All! Or Slaves Without Masters. The essence of his argument was summarized by him in one sentence: "Liberty is an evil which government is intended to correct." The free society and the market economy, ... [click for more]

Discrimination

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... Many of the leading problems of our day, I believe, stem from a thought-disease about discrimination. It is well known that discrimination has come to be widely scorned. And politicians have teamed up with those who scorn it, to pass laws against it — as though morals can be manufactured by the pen of ... [click for more]

Book Review: Preferential Policies

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Preferential Policies: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell (New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1990) 221 pp.; $17.95. America was founded upon the idea that it is the individual who possesses rights. This was counter to the political order that dominated in the rest of the world. Practically everywhere else, it was accident of birth that determined one's "privileges." ... [click for more]
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