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Links 1 through 10 of 75 by Peter Cresswell tagged History-Modern

Turns out a few of my Australian readers are either members or supporters of Australia’s Liberal Democratic Party, and since the main choice this election seems to between a feral unionist and a feral...

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Two Australian elections ago John Howard and his supporters talked blandly about machine-gunning Afghani refugees trapped on a boat beyond Australian waters, being banned from landing anywhere by the ...

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The Greens’s Frog Blog linked this morning to a video suggesting (among other things) that the science-trained Margaret Thatcher would deride the views of her former science adviser Christopher Monc...

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Pacific Empire has a short summary of the Brussells-based bureaucracy. The Times calls it a "birthday to forget." The Telegraph says there were "smiles, but EU's party can't hide divisions," and notes that, the EU is "unloved and mistrusted, even by the F

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Libertarianz opposes this Bill as it appropriates portions of land to be state property, rather than recognising the value in implementing private title for the foreshore and seabed, as a sustainable, progressive and fair solution to this issue which has

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Re-reading an old book of Levin's columns the other day, I alighted on this one, from 198s, almost a decade before communist Eastern Europe collapsed and with that collapse providing the punchline for the postcard above. If the collapse provided the punch

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With reason and wit, Perigo summarizes New Zealand's recent market reforms, while countering some U.S. libertarians who believe these reforms represented a veritable revolution. Indeed, Perigo explains how the various reforms have ultimately failed — an

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In this lecture from MIT World, Apple Computer co- founder Steve Wozniak tells at a rapid-fire pace the story of how he came to invent the Apple I computer and start Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976. At the end, he fields a few questions about computers in t

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Václav Klaus is not a warmist. Speaking to a Czech economics daily, Klaus deconstructed the IPCC climate panel of the United Nations, and their latest Summary for Policymakers released in Paris earlier this month. Harvard physicist Luboš Motl translates

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The history of government controls is like the story of the Emperor's New Clothes in reverse: New controls are added all the time in order to fix the problems caused by previous controls, but no one is listening to the little boy who is saying, "Why not j

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