Technocracy Now

From the Aug/Sept 2015 Print Edition

The recently revised New York City Health Department form for parents requesting birth certificates asks the “woman giving birth” whether she is female or male. The question is obviously absurd. But why do absurdities of this sort keep popping up? And why do most people fall in line, . . . . Continue Reading »

Libertarian Limits

From the January 2012 Print Edition

On Tolerance: ? A Defence of Moral Independence by Frank Furedi Continuum, 224 pages, $22.95 The independent-minded British sociologist Frank Furedi has variously been a self-proclaimed revolutionary communist and a libertarian public intellectual. The last has led him to write On Tolerance , a . . . . Continue Reading »

Squaring the Circle

From the February 2011 Print Edition

The Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order: Defending Democracy Against Its Modern Enemies and Immoderate Friends by Daniel J. Mahoney ISI, 240 pages, $26.95 How do you moderate and preserve a liberal order? The question is not an easy one, because the principle of equal freedom tends to . . . . Continue Reading »