Freeman

July 1969

Volume 19, 1969

FEATURES

Socialism and Beyond

JULY 01, 1969 by EDMUND OPITZ

How the Socialist Party transformed American life while losing its force as a religion and a political power.

The Free Market: What it is - What it Implies

JULY 01, 1969 by TOM ROSE

An exciting presentation of the case for freedom, inherent in man's nature.

The Bent Ruler

JULY 01, 1969 by JOHN R. GEARHART

The wavering standards of "situation ethics" are about as useful as would be a bent ruler to an engineer.

Education in America: 10. Revolt on Campus

JULY 01, 1969 by GEORGE CHARLES ROCHE III

The frantic and destructive flounderings of youth, lost in a morally bankrupt educational structure.

Beneath the Gap

JULY 01, 1969 by JOHN C. SPARKS

The revolt of children often reflects a fundamental sickness in their parents.

Fear Smallness, Not Bigness

JULY 01, 1969 by LEONARD E. READ

Not the bigness of the job but the smallness of the man to fill it-there's the rub.

The Rise and Fall of England: 17. The Fall of England (Conclusion)

JULY 01, 1969 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Concerning primarily the dissolution of the Empire and the spread of communism into the power vacuum. This article concludes the series.

Political Interference in Medicine

JULY 01, 1969 by RICHARD E. HUNT

There is no coercive way to improve the relationship between patient and doctor.

Hong Kong: A Case Study in Market Development

JULY 01, 1969 by SUDHA R. SHENOY

Planners and reformers rarely recognize that freedom is essential to sound growth.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1969/7

JULY 01, 1969 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The Strange World of lean lvanov" by G. Warren Nutter

"Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered" by Russell Kirk

"The Specious Origins of Liberalism: the Genesis of a Delusion" by Anthony M. Ludovici


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