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Thursday, December 23, 2004
  Oh, God...
Lew Rockwell demonstrates how some understanding of free-market economics does not a political philosopher make:
The second kind [of tyranny] is the tyrannus in titula. This is one who takes control through conquest or usurpation. In terms of degrees of legitimacy, this type is the most objectionable and the one most moral to resist, at least according the Western tradition of political thought from St. Thomas through Jefferson. Rule by military conquest is the prime example of tyrannus in titula. It is completely consistent with Western principles to resist, precisely as many are doing in Iraq.
This reminds me of Michael Moore's comparison between the savages fighting the US and the minutemen of the revolutionary war. What planet are these guys on? Of course, Rothbard (one of Rockwell's mentors) thought the Soviet Union was the victim of US aggression during the cold war, so I really shouldn't be surprised.
 
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