Author Archives: Hadley

Keynes and Hayek Second Round

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Rousseauian Gymanstics

So says Rousseau: The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying ‘This is mine’, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, … Continue reading

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Voltaire

I’m told that this is one of Voltaire’s most famous aphorisms: “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.”

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Aphorisms

I really should qualify the aphorism listed on the top right hand corner of The Polity. I do not mean that political philosophy is a spurious endeavor. I think political philosophy is one of the most important but neglected areas … Continue reading

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Die Erste

The first post of a blog is the most uncomfortable. The blog itself is barren of content, and meanwhile the reader knows nothing of what its telos is. Nevertheless, this blog is primarily political and almost always philosophical. So in … Continue reading

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