“The author acts as if the mere existence of the Confederacy inexorably caused the war that the North initiated in response to it. That is, the author merely assumes that if a state secedes from the United States, then war is an inevitable result. Moreover, she also wrongly assumes that the motivations behind secession were necessarily the same as the motivations behind the war.” Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire

The author acts as if the mere existence of the Confederacy inexorably caused the war that the North initiated in response to it. That is, the author merely assumes that if a state secedes from the United States, then war is an inevitable result. Moreover, she also wrongly assumes that the motivations behind secession were necessarily the same as the motivations behind the war.

Source: Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire

“Did you notice the huge logical mistake the author makes? It’s right here: “…the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil War….”” Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire

Did you notice the huge logical mistake the author makes? It’s right here: “…the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil War….”

Source: Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire

“And let’s cut the crap: there is nothing “conservative” or “right-wing” about some nihilistic little creep who dabbles in demented race theories. That is a product, if anything, of the godlessness of modern America, a culture that rejected the Judeo-Christian tradition in favor of a subjectivism which teaches children to believe in nothing save their own willfulness and sick self-indulgences. Or to put it in the terms of Bill Kristol, an America that refrains from telling its children “who or what or whether to worship.”” The Endless Hazing of Trump by Sanctimonious Frauds | The American Spectator

And let’s cut the crap: there is nothing “conservative” or “right-wing” about some nihilistic little creep who dabbles in demented race theories. That is a product, if anything, of the godlessness of modern America, a culture that rejected the Judeo-Christian tradition in favor of a subjectivism which teaches children to believe in nothing save their own willfulness and sick self-indulgences. Or to put it in the terms of Bill Kristol, an America that refrains from telling its children “who or what or whether to worship.”

Source: The Endless Hazing of Trump by Sanctimonious Frauds | The American Spectator

Internal quote: “Against the argument that you cannot cry fire in a crowded theatre: Oh yes you can — you must, if in your considered view there is a fire. In that case there is a duty to cry fire.” The Fire Rages :: SteynOnline

Against the argument that you cannot cry fire in a crowded theatre: Oh yes you can — you must, if in your considered view there is a fire. In that case there is a duty to cry fire.

Internal quote.

Source: The Fire Rages :: SteynOnline

“In politics, we’re never in Holmes’s theater, enjoying the show until someone comes along and ruins the evening. Or maybe we are.” Falsely Shouting Fire in a Theater: How a Forgotten Labor Struggle Became a National Obsession and Emblem of Our Constitutional Faith — Crooked Timber

In politics, we’re never in Holmes’s theater, enjoying the show until someone comes along and ruins the evening.

Or maybe we are.

Source: Falsely Shouting Fire in a Theater: How a Forgotten Labor Struggle Became a National Obsession and Emblem of Our Constitutional Faith — Crooked Timber