The Arrogance of Intellectuals

During an interview on Firing Line, economist, author and political philosopher Friedrich Hayek explained why intellectuals resent capitalism. Capitalism, Hayek explains, relies on the ability to disseminate and gain knowledge. As author and economist Thomas Sowell points out, intellectuals hate the idea that anyone other than them can use and enhance their lives from knowledge.…

The Second Civil War

Author Daniel Greenfield delivered a speech recently at a South Carolina Tea Party meeting pointing out that America is in the midst of another civil war. This time the conflict is over whether the American people are going to govern themselves. Or are they going to be governed? Are we going to have a government…

The Nazi Roots of Environmentalism

In the second episode of Close Encounters, Rupert Darwall and Ben Weingarten discuss Darwall’s new book Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex. Darwall’s book covers a variety of topics including the Nazi roots of the modern environmentalist movement that he and Weingarten discuss in this video. NOTE: The phrase behind…