“If you steal, do not steal too much at a time. You may be arrested. Steal cleverly, little by little.”
Mobutu Sese Seko, a notorious kleptocrat, had spent decades stripping Zaire/DRC bare, looting the country to live a life of obscene luxury. In 1976 he decided to spearhead an anti-corruption drive in the government. His advice to top officials in 1991, however, was not to fight corruption, but how not to get caught being corrupt!
John Stuart Mill’s four essays, ‘On Liberty’, 'Utilitarianism’, 'Considerations on Representative Government’, and 'The Subjection of Women’ examine the most central issues that face liberal democratic regimes. They have formed the basis of many Western political institutions since the nineteenth century, tackling subjects such as individual liberty, ethics, institutions and gender equality.
In another classic text, Edith Wharton’s Summerdetails the exploits of Charity Royall, a young girl living in the small New England village of North Dormer – who comes into conflict with her guardian, and the stifling society around her. The novel tells a compelling story of burgeoning sexuality and illicit desire with a strikingly modern and troubling ambiguity.
The Novel: a survival skill, by Tim Parks, is the fruit of a lifetime’s search for a different, more immediate, but again systematic and serious way of talking about literature. Developed over many years, it offers a completely new account of the relationship between a writer, his or her work, and the reader. As such it radically undermines traditional literary criticism and constitutes a perfect accompaniment to any Oxford World’s Classics.
Photos by Amelia Carruthers for Oxford University Press.
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Like it or not, sexism is a serious issue and feminism is a serious movement. Libertarians need to be leaders in the feminist movement.
“The fundamental problem with the minarchist position is that they believe that governments are incompetent to produce food and cars and housing and stuff, and that therefore the right way to run a society is by private property and trade, under a framework of laws that make all that possible, but they’re then relying on the government to produce that framework of laws. Producing laws is not an easier job than producing cars and food, so if the government’s incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food?”
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“Throwing money at the problem has neither reduced poverty nor made the poor self-sufficient. Instead, government welfare programs have torn at the social fabric of the country and been a significant factor in increasing out-of-wedlock births with all of their attendant problems. They have weakened the work ethic and contributed to rising crime rates. Most tragically of all, the pathologies they engender have been passed on from parent to child, from generation to generation.
In fact, the whole theory underlying our welfare programs is wrong-headed. We focus far too much on making poverty more comfortable, and not enough on creating the prosperity that will get people out of poverty.”