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Many Africans see Kagame’s Rwanda as a model. They are wrong
WHEN Paul Kagame was 28, he helped topple the government of Uganda. At 36 he overthrew the government of Rwanda. At 39 he ousted the government of Congo (which was then called Zaire). It is hard to think of another leader who has won so many wars, against such repulsive enemies, on such a tight budget. Mr Kagame is perhaps the most successful general alive, and this is only part of his claim to renown. The boy whose first memories included watching his village burn, and who went to school in a r...
rwanda  uganda  congo  zaire  kagame  leadership  oppression  competence  military  africa  freedom 
july 2017 by kybernetikos
Tom Smith and His Incredible Bread Machine | Mises Institute
A fairly randian poem, but here's a great stanza:

The rule of law, in complex times,
Has proved itself deficient.
We much prefer the rule of men!
It's vastly more efficient.
poem  economics  government  competition  freedom  freemarket 
november 2016 by kybernetikos
Letters of Note: I am very real
I gather from what I read in the papers and hear on television that you imagine me, and some other writers, too, as being sort of ratlike people who enjoy making money from poisoning the minds of young people. I am in fact a large, strong person, fifty-one years old, who did a lot of farm work as a boy, who is good with tools.
books  freedom  censorship  burning  vonnegut 
april 2014 by kybernetikos
10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free
Even as we pass judgment on countries we consider unfree, Americans remain confident that any definition of a free nation must include their own — the land of free. Yet, the laws and practices of the land should shake that confidence.
civilrights  freedom  liberty  slipperyslope  authoritarianism  hypocrisy  rights  politics  constitution 
january 2012 by kybernetikos
The range of an 8 year old
4 generations of 8 year olds in Shefield
children  freedom  map  maps  times  change 
april 2008 by kybernetikos
Police hunt farting dissident
"Contempt for the office of the head of state". In most civilized countries, this would be regarded as protected speech.
freedom  speech  poland  dissent  contempt 
october 2006 by kybernetikos
Compatibilism
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy describes the belief that there is no incompatibility between determinism and free will. Seems to me that now we have quantum physics, determinism should die out anyway.
determinism  compatibilism  philosophy  freewill  freedom  moral  responsibility 
september 2006 by kybernetikos

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