Freeman

March 1973

Volume 23, 1973

FEATURES

Freedom... What Is That?

MARCH 01, 1973 by RALPH BRADFORD

"Freedom is a timeless torch, Blazing in the dark."

The Natural Controls

MARCH 01, 1973 by CHARLES R. BATTEN

If men would refrain from lawmaking to repeal the laws of nature, prospects for peace and progress might improve.

Is Red China an Economic Paper Tiger?

MARCH 01, 1973 by ERIC BRODIN

Prospects for expanding trade with Red China are slim as long as communistic practices prevail.

"I'm for the Achiever!"

MARCH 01, 1973 by MILLER UPTON

Let's encourage individual excellence.

The Pros and Cons of Socialism

MARCH 01, 1973 by HENRY HAZLITT

The dream of socialism is doomed to fail because it cannot solve the problem of economic calculation.

Loving One's Country

MARCH 01, 1973 by HAVEN BRADFORD GOW

A call for revival of the spirit of religion and the spirit of the gentleman.

The Northwood Idea

MARCH 01, 1973 by V. ORVAL WATTS

Concerning the importance of the Judeo-Christian ethic, an emphasis on work and thrift, and an appreciation of the need for business.

The Founding of the American Republic: 20. Steering a Course for the Nation

MARCH 01, 1973 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Laying the foundations of financial stability, foreign policy, party checks and balances, and Constitutional supremacy.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1973/3

MARCH 01, 1973 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The Doomsday Syndrome" by John Maddox

"The New Totalitarians" by Roland Huntford

"The Political Culture of the United States" by Donald J. Devine

"The Bonhoeffers: Portrait of a Family" by Sabine Leibholz-Bonhoeffer


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