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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:12 PM

 

The Forbidden History of Unpopular People

The Forbidden History of Unpopular People



Please watch this video at www.theforbiddenhistory.com and not on this youtube page!!!

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rrneck Feb 2013 #1
Merlot Feb 2013 #2
Bucky Feb 2013 #3

Response to roxy1234 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:55 PM

1. Link for Topher's news channel.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:30 PM

2. Does "conservative" mean the same thing in Australia as it does here?

This was a really interesting commentary, but the end credits show that it's associate producer was the "Conservative Leadership Foundation" which, given that name in the US would concern me.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:36 AM

3. Notice he's quoting John Stuart Mills like a prophet.

John Stuart Mills is an important character in the development of Utilitarianism, adding intellectual heft to Jeremy Bentham's charming eccentricity. Today he is beloved among intellectual American libertarians. By "intellectual" I mean the non-Randians. That is, where the Ron Paul fans have their adolescent obstinance, the Mills fans have a touch of noblesse oblige.

Your less obnoxious English and Aussie conservatives use Mills to take the shackled off business, but aren't out to play culture war games. They sneer at American conservatism and many are prone to atheism, or at least justify going to church because it just makes them feel good. God's a chum to us better sorts. Its roots are in classical liberalism and Smithian laissez-faire economics.

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