Evening News – Daily Developments

Should Religion and Government Be Strictly Separate? Douglas Wilson vs. Dan Barker
It’s not whether, but which. On what basis do we define harm or morality? What if Demos changes its mind?

Pakistan School Kids Murdered by Followers of Allah
And here and here. We must stop saying that these acts of terrorism were caused by this or that group. We must see them in their truest light: as committed in the name of Allah. This will implicate all who call upon Allah’s name to fight either against these people or with them.

Jon Stewart goes through the list of random things in the spending bill
Sometimes it must be comedic news that hits the nail. Yet, we laugh at our own demise.

Obama moves to normalize relations with Cuba as American is released by Havana
This says more about the changing face of America than it does anything else. Who is becoming like whom? Here for a brief overview of Cuba’s recent past.

A Beginner’s Guide to Austrian Economics
“Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us.” – Mises


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