Historian Daniel Okrent looks back at the bigoted "intellectual justification" for anti-immigration policies.
A history lesson for Americans
Historian Daniel Okrent's new book, The Guarded Gate, recounts the history of bigotry, eugenics, and the "intellectual justification" of anti-immigration policies.
Friday A/V Club: Back in the '80s, Bernie Sanders had a public-access TV show. The archives are now online.
My new book chapter is now available for free on SSRN. It desccribes how "voting with your feet" played a central role in American history, how foot voting is at the heart of much of the nation's success, and the recent rise of dangerous new obstacles to foot-voting. Part of a new book, "Our American Story: The Search for a National Narrative."
David Friedman’s Legal Systems Very Different from Ours explores the costs and benefits of various legal systems across time.
Friday A/V Club: Springtime for Mao
The splintering of international economic interdependence is a worrying sign for peace through trade.
The president of the American Enterprise Institute says we need to reboot politics and that libertarians may hold the key.
Paul Cadmus's Herrin Massacre is "The Painting Our Art Critic Can't Stop Thinking About." If only he'd thought harder.
Plus: Reason web-culture coverage past...introducing the millennial presidential candidate...another Seattle "sex trafficking" case based on nonsense
That's wrong. Promoting fear hinders more than helps environmental progress.
Popular video game should prevail in lawsuit over its depiction of the infamous detective agency.
Nancy Bass Wyden says historic designation would compromise her ownership rights and mean dealing with bureaucrats who "do not know how to run a bookstore."
"I'm not asking for money or a tax rebate," says Nancy Bass Wyden. "Just leave me alone."
But losing taught libertarians how to win
"If any question why we died/Tell them, because our fathers lied," wrote Rudyard Kipling of the Great War. Think about that, not contemporary politics.
The topic: art and conspiracy
The future 1984 scribe debated pacifism with Dr. Alex Comfort in 1942.
David Harsanyi's First Freedom: A Ride Through America's Enduring History with the Gun documents the unique presence of firearms in U.S. life.