For use in my courses, additions to my Texts in Philosophy page. All files are PDFs.
William Bennett and Milton Friedman, Open Letters on the War on Drugs, from The Wall Street Journal (1989).
Nathaniel Branden, “Self-Esteem in the Information Age” (1997).
Max Forrester Eastman (1883-1969), excerpt from Reflections on the Failure of Socialism (1955).
Jean Bethke Elshtain, “Identity, the State and Sacrifice” (1991).
Suzi Gablik, “Individualism: Art for Art’s Sake, or Art for Society’s Sake?” From Has Modernism Failed? (1984).
Garrett Hardin, “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor” (1974).
The Meaning of Life — Selected Quotations (from Psalms, Shakespeare, Brooke, Marvell, Thoreau, and others).
Ludwig von Mises, Review of J. M. Keynes, The End of Laissez-Faire, Ideas on the Unification of Private and Social Economy (1927).
Charles Murray, from Losing Ground: American Social Policy (1984).
Russell Roberts, “If You’re Paying, I’ll Have Top Sirloin” (1995).
Peter Singer, “The Duty to Give to the World’s Poor” (1979).
Oswald Spengler, “Introduction” to The Decline of the West (1918).