A Journal for Western Man-- Issue XXXIX
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Letter to the Editor:
On Mr. Stolyarov's Review of
Noble Vision:
August 13, 2005:
Recently, Mr. Stolyarov has had the honor of receiving a kind note of praise concerning his review of the excellent new novel, Noble Vision, from the author herself, Gen LaGreca.
Rational Argumentation in Text:
August 5, 2005:
Earlier, G. Stolyarov II had written an essay describing The Premises and Practices of an Effective Rational Orator. Now, as a companion piece, he offers a treatise on the proper methodologies of a rational purveyor of textual media.
Historical Analysis
In Praise of Irreverence:
August 3, 2005:
"Patriotic irreverence" is the best way to describe Mark Twain's approach in defending the liberty of America from invasive government. Dr. Gary M. Galles presents quotations from Twain's works that exemplify this spirit.
Chaos Theory is not Chaotic:
August 13, 2005:
G. Stolyarov II argues that the branch of mathematics known as "chaos theory" in fact describes entities and relationships which are quite orderly and knowable through reason and mathematics itself. In fact, "chaos theory" is a misnomer for this discipline, which is truly the "Theory of Subtle Order," another demonstration of the knowable nature of reality. 
Social Responsibility Doubletalk:
August 1, 2005:
Paul Driessen reveals that activists who seek to shackle corporations in the name of "social responsibility" are in fact hypocrites, having no said responsibility of their own and seeking to halt global progress through their schemes.
Is the Boy Scouts of America Public or Private:
August 3, 2005:
Wendy McElroy contends that much of the public debate about the propriety of the Boy Scouts of America's exclusion of gays, females, and atheists stems from the ambiguous status of that organization. If the Boy Scouts of America were to take a principled stance, reject all government funding, and behave like  a truly private organization, it would be immune from such scrutiny.
The War on Our Own Citizens: Airport "Security":
August 8, 2005:
A recent experience at the Frankfurt International Airport shortly following the London terror attacks has convinced G. Stolyarov II that "domestic security" measures, including uniform pat-down searches and passport controls at airports, do nothing to aid in the war on terror while aiding terrorists in destroying the basic liberties of the individual.
But Wouldn't Warlords Take Over?:
August 9, 2005:
Dr. Robert P. Murphy defends his theory of market anarchy against accusations that an anarcho-capitalist society would degenerate into strife among competing armed warlords, along with being filled with "freeloaders" who do not pay for the protection they receive.
The Possibility of Private Law:
August 9, 2005:
Dr. Robert P. Murphy makes the comparative argument for privately provided legal services, stating that, no matter what the vulnerabilities of such a system, it is superior in all respects to that provided by a monopoly government.
The Silver Bullet for Liberty:
August 10, 2005:
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's terrible blow to property rights in its Kelo v. New London decision, and in the wake of calls to expand the no less disastrous Endangered Species Act, Tom DeWeese offers a remarkable idea on how friends of liberty can regain lost turf and politically advance their cause. The solution is to seek changes at the level of local government, rather than focusing solely on Washington.
The Price of Liberty:
August 10, 2005:
The old maxim that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance is especially true today, writes Scott Kauzlarich, since the government is unlikely to take our freedoms away via known techniques which are sure to inspire outrage. Instead, as the recent past has shown, the government is likely to try new ways of destroying liberty which are unlikely to cause as much of a backlash. The friends of liberty must remain vigilant especially against such novel subversions.
Parental Rights vs. Public Schools:
August 10, 2005:
David Parker has been arrested and gone to prison. His offense? He has challenged a Lexington, Massachusetts, school's practice of teaching his six-year-old child about homosexuality. Wendy McElroy reveals this shocking incident, a clear example of how politically correct bigots are depriving caring, heroic Americans of their most fundamental freedoms.
Freedom of Speech Means Freedom to Offend:
August 11, 2005:
Today, a terrible social epidemic has swept the country, Chronic Politically Thin-skinned Syndrome (CPTS), writes Reginald Firehammer. It is an epidemic of "over-sensitivity" which some groups use to punish, imprison, and expropriate others for the mere act of speaking. The fact is, anything anyone says can be construed as offensive, and this is no justification for instituting coercive measures against him who "offends."
Apocalypse Never!:
August 11, 2005:
The horrors of the 1960s and 1970s seemed to threaten the very fabric of Western Civilization and plunge the world into another centuries-long dark age. But this never happened, and the threat receded in time, even though it is by no means completely gone. Michael Miller asks why and answers: There is a latent streak of morality, rationality, and egoism still remaining in our culture.