Articles by James R. Harrigan

Buffetting the Death Tax

While no political thinker worth his salt underestimates the importance of private property, Machiavelli cut to the heart of the matter most succinctly. A prince, he wrote, "must not touch the property of others, because men sooner forget the killing... Read More

I Feel Therefore I Am

At some point in the late 20th century the English language underwent a silent revision. The verb "to think" was replaced by "to feel," and as a result feelings have overtaken thoughts in American public discourse.   By the time... Read More

Politics of Progress

America has long defined itself not in terms of present conditions, but in terms of future possibilities. Progress has been part and parcel of the American ethos from colonial days forward, and some of our best thinkers and politicians have... Read More

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