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Hayek, Civilization, and President Bush

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

In Friedrich Hayek’s “The Constitution of Liberty”, he lays the groundwork for his argument for liberty in part through the idea that advances in civilization come in the form of the ability of an individual to take advantage of knowledge he does not possess: “In other words, it is largely because civilization enables us constantly […]

Stuckness

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

What follows is a passage from “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Pirsig. It’s one of my favorite books, both because it speaks to that part of me that has spent so many hours working as a mechanic and in part because Pirsig’s insights strike eerily close to home. I’m including this […]

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