Worth Reading for June 2004

6/29 Correspondent Declan McCullagh on why we should let the F.C.C. die. (Via Marginal Revolution.)

6/28 Objectivism versus Conservatism: At FreedomFest 2004, David Kelley and Dinesh D’Souza debate The Best Moral Case for Capitalism.

6/26 In the Left-wing Dissent magazine, an interview with the excellent Adam Michnik on Polish intellectuals and the morality of the war to remove Saddam Hussein. And in The Wall Street Journal, historian Niall Ferguson asks: What if the US decides not to lead the world? (Via Arts & Letters Daily.)

6/25 TOC’s Ed Hudgins on what Islam can learn from Homer’s Iliad.

6/24 Christopher Hitchens delivers a badly-deserved spanking to Michael Moore. (Thanks to Don P. for the link.) Update: Web logger Robert Bidinotto explains the psychology of the Bush- and Reagan-haters and considers Moore’s sophistry in that light. And Michael Moore himself crams an impressive number of boneheaded thoughts about economics, ethics, politics, and the female body into a very short interview. (Thanks to Todd for the link.)

6/23 Keith Windschuttle, author of The Killing of History, assesses the state of historical writing in Australia, especially with respect to postmodern accounts of Aboriginal history.

6/22 Michelle Marder Kamhi on the humaneness of euthanasia and assisted suicide. And physician Todd Goldberg provides a backgrounder to the issues involved.

6/21 Law professor Eugene Volokh reports on judicial racism in Australia.

6/19 Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan reflects on Ronald Reagan’s character and achievements. (Via SOLO. ) Also: Web logger Steven den Beste reviews Reagan’s accomplishments in foreign policy and challenges a silly revisionist account.

6/18 The Malleus Maleficarum of 1486 on how to identify and persecute witches. Can’t wait for the second edition to come out. (Via Dynamist.com.)

6/17 The abstract for Elaine Sternberg’s Just Business (Oxford University Press), an Aristotelian approach to business ethics that, refreshingly, does not take ‘business ethics’ to be an oxymoron.

6/16 Sex! Drinking! Atheism! David Oderberg reviews James Franklin’s turbulent history of philosophy, Australian-style.

6/15 In The Journal of Value Inquiry, philosopher Tara Smith argues for
the metaphysical basis of the virtue of honesty. Click on the Issue 4, 2003 link; then click on the PDF link for pp. 517-531.

6/14 June 21 is the target date for the first private flight into space. (Thanks to Karen for the link.) Also: NASA considers future space shuttle flights to repair the Hubble telescope.

6/12 K. C. Wilson of ifeminists.com debunks the “Rule of Thumb” — which allegedly gave husbands the right to beat their wives as long as the rod they used was no thicker than their thumbs. And for more on the sex-discrimination front, wise government leaders in New Jersey are saving us from the perils of discrimination by forbidding “Ladies’ Nights”.

6/5 Professor emeritus Adam Scrupski on some historians’ denial of the Katyn Forest Massacre of Polish officers in WW II and its foreign policy implications.

6/4 Dave Letterman’s Top Ten Ways to Lower the Price of Gas. And check out the links about the wise governmental leaders of Minnesota and Maryland who are punishing gas stations for selling gas too cheaply or giving away free coffee.

6/3 When, oh when, will they make free-market movies with riveting plots like these?

6/2 The Skeptical Inquirer’s William John Hoyt on some rising death rates and the debates over vaccinations. (Via Arts & Letters Daily)

6/1 An interview with Professor Mimi Reisel Gladstein, author of several books and articles on Ayn Rand.

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