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Bill de Blaiso

  • Originally published 06/27/2017

    How Nancy MacLean Went Whistlin’ Dixie

    Liberty and Power

    In her new book about the origins of the radical right she claims that economist James M. Buchanan drew his inspiration from the segregationist poet Donald Davidson. But her story appears completely made up. 

  • Originally published 01/19/2017

    The Era of Bad Feelings?

    Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards

    "It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt ... that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found." James Monroe