Issue XIV

May 1 - June 8, 2003

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Argumentation
A Lockean Discourse on Self-Defense, Punishment, and Justice:
G. Stolyarov II and Others 
June 8, 2003
TRA readers analyze the political and philosophical implications of a passage by John Locke.

Business
Illinois Tool Works: The Essence of Innovative Business:
G. Stolyarov II
May 16, 2003
Learn why a visit to a strap manufacturing plant further reinforced G. Stolyarov II's conviction in the optimal nature of the free market. Learn also about the characteristics which have uniquely rendered ITW successful to a phenomenal degree.

Historical Analysis
Edmund Burke on Liberty:
Gary M. Galles
May 28, 2003
Dr. Gary M. Galles recalls the words of a champion of individual volition and ordered liberty, the father of conservatism and a stauch advocate of free trade, the rule of law, and limited government.

On the Causes of the General Failures of Africa, Encountered Post-Independence:
G. Stolyarov II
May 5, 2003
Aside from being unprepared for independence, much of Africa must contend with perilous regimes and a fundamentally flawed philosophical mindset if its people ever wish to rise from the muck of tribalism and mass slaughter. G. Stolyarov II explains the devastating history of Africa and the barriers that have yet to be overcome.

Richard Cobden: Activist for Peace:
Gary M. Galles
May 8, 2003
Dr. Gary M. Galles analyzes the contributions and words of a thinker critical to the development of the 19th century free market, emphasizing the relevance of his ideas today.

The Easter Masquerade:
Keith Lockitch
May 1, 2003
The church's hypocrisy in the calculation of Easter's date and its persecution of the very men who sought to do so accurately illustrates the irreconcilable antagonism between Faith and Reason, writes Keith Lockitch.

The Hippocratic Humoural Theory: A Proper Philosophical and Historical Context:
Richard G. Parker
May 9, 2003
The theory of the four humours, despite its falsehood, was a groundbreaking system of progressive and essentially rational methodology. Dr. Richard G. Parker explains why.

Philosophy
Ayn Rand and the Intellectuals:
Ray Thomas
May 21, 2003
Why do mainstream intellectuals so vehemently lash out at the rational philosophy of Ayn Rand? Ray Thomas, answering this question, reveals the nature of both and debunks common fallacies concerning the nature and condition of Objectivism.

Nihilism:
Michael Miller
May 5, 2003
What were the origins of crusading evil and what is the surefire antidote to its reign of terror and chaos? Michael Miller answers such pivotal questions in this essay.

Nihilist Mutants:
Michael Miller
May 29, 2003
Altruism, collectivism, and environmentalism all spring from the same anti-selifish root. Michael Miller explains their origin and their anti-moral essence.

On May Day Celebrate Capitalism:
Edwin A. Locke
May 1, 2003
During the heyday of socialism, environmentalism, and nihilism, it is time to recognize the futility of the leftists' criticism of globalization and celebrate the only system that has ever yielded genuine prosperity, writes Dr. Edwin A. Locke.

Hazing, Collectivism, and Traditionalism:
G. Stolyarov II
May 9, 2003
G. Stolyarov II explores the fundamental attitudinal and ideological roots as well as the philosophical significance of the Glenbrook North hazing massacre.

The Hazing Incident: Veiled Martyrdom:
Luke Edelman
June 7, 2003
The Glenbrook North hazing massacre has placed an emphasis on an urgent crisis of conformity afflicting the nation's youth, writes Luke Edelman, and it is time for stringent punishment to be employed toward the offenders as the only means of countering this frightening trend.

The Real Museum Looters:
Keith Lockitch
May 15, 2003
Dr. Keith Lockitch exposes the destructive and anti-scientific spirit of the multiculturalists who launch smear attacks at America for the Iraqi National Museum looting while themselves posing an immense hindrance to the historical sciences in the West.

Poetry
Who Says Man's Body's Perfect?:
G. Stolyarov II
June 2, 2003
Religious conservatives have frequently asserted that man's form is perfect by nature and forged in God's image, that it is a sin to mend it via genetic engineering and artificial enhancements. G. Stolyarov II responds in this poem.

Politics
Liberty, Not Democracy, in Iraq:
Robert Garmong
May 15, 2003
Dr. Robert Garmong argues that the principle of tyranny by majority is anti-American and will undo the accomplishments of the Iraq War. A compellingly radical interpretation of "democracy."

Refutations of Respectable Fallacies Concerning the Iraq War:
G. Stolyarov II
May 11, 2003
Paleolibertarians opposed to initial and continuing U.S. exploits in Iraq have presented a formidable but fundamentally flawed case, contends G. Stolyarov II, who disproves the mass of their arguments.

The Caste Impeding India's Social Mobility:
G. Stolyarov II
May 4, 2003
The Indian government's avowed efforts to reverse the effects of caste tribalism have in fact augmented it. G. Stolyarov II explains why.

What Do Abortion Choicers Mean When They Tell Us: "Let's Get the Government Out of Our Lives"?:
Doris Gordon
May 8, 2003
Doris Gordon refutes the "mainstream" Libertarian claim that the properly limited government will not seek to abolish the practice of abortion.

When Clones are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Clones:
J. Neil Schulman
May 4, 2003
Already, fear-based legislation is being promulgated to terminate all scientific research into the genetic duplication of human beings, writes J. Neil Schulman. The support for this assault on science and reason is nothing more than a poor imagination and disregard of fundamental principles of cause and consequence.

"A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else." 
~ John Locke