Daniel McCarthy

Posts in category “Philosophy”

John Locke: Liberal, Libertarian, or License to Kill?

Locke’s notions of liberty go many layers deep.

Posted October 3rd, 2013

Liberty Is a Problem When You Can’t Know Who’s the Tyrant

Gene Callahan invokes John Stuart Mill to show that liberals boycotting Barilla—for …

Posted October 2nd, 2013

The Constitution vs. Calhoun: Why Harry Jaffa Is Still Wrong About Willmoore Kendall

Willmoore Kendall is one of the most overlooked founding fathers of the …

Posted September 23rd, 2013

How Philosophy Became Theology

Last week I picked up a copy of William Graham Sumner’s classic …

Posted July 21st, 2013

Politics and Property: Can We Do Without Either?

David Gordon asks an important question about my critique of property-based libertarianism: …

Posted April 20th, 2013

Hobbes, Philosopher of Peace (and Liberalism?)

Kenneth Minogue, writing in the New Criterion, offers some admirably crystalline thoughts …

Posted April 1st, 2013

Bitcoin, the Currency of Anarchy

Hugo Rifkind tries out the digital currency (“you can buy drugs with …

Posted March 29th, 2013

What Does “Fusionism” Really Mean?

Frank Meyer’s project was about more than building a political coalition.

Posted March 21st, 2013