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Monday, February 21, 2011

Push for Freedom a Virus, Yemeni President Says


“Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected demands Monday that he step aside, comparing the anti-government protests in his country to a virus sweeping through the region.” (CNN)

An early American physician thought the slaves’ desire for freedom was a mental illness: Drapetomania.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Rule of Law and Freedom in Emerging Democracies: A Madisonian Perspective” by James A. Dorn