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Wit and Wisdom for a One Party State

A handbook for government by wishful thinking

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Libertarian, n. One who, having exhausted the freedom of the senses, embarks on a campaign of attrition to achieve freedom from sense.

2002 E. VOLOKH 14 Jun. "Is this slippery slope risk, coupled with our natural moral abhorrence to torture in any situation, enough to justify refraining from torture in all cases, even where thousands of lives really are at stake? This is a hard question that reasonable people can and should debate. But it seems to me that abstract arguments about moral high grounds or stooping to the enemy's level do more to weaken the argument against torture than to strengthen it. ..."
2006 E. VOLOKH 29 Sep. "... Perhaps after a great deal of thinking and research I might come around to this view. But I'm not prepared to accept it as a categorical, supposedly obvious moral assertion. ..."
2008 E. VOLOKH via Slate 30 Jul. "... Everyone needs a hobby. Mine is Fun Name Change Cases."


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