• Jan Helfeld is a minarchist libertarian troll on Youtube who tries to make media figures and politicians look stupid with a package of tough questions he’s put together to lead the interviewee to contradict himself; Helfeld’s had some viral successes on Youtube. His goal is to bring us back to the allegedly libertarian values of [...]

  • Mark Pelta wrote a new diary post: The Economist Burns Reason Magazine

    2012-10-27 05:02:58View | Delete

    Not voting seems to be a popular option among libertarians right now, and so unsurprisingly, Reason Magazine editor┬áKatherine Mangu-Ward wrote an article arguing against voting. Over at The Economist’s Democracy in America blog,┬áS.M. counters in part by slowly explaining Robert Nozick’s view of decision theory for libertarians who apparently aren’t so familiar with him:

    Nozick suggests that decision theory [...]

  • Mark Pelta wrote a new diary post: Obituary: George McGovern

    2012-10-21 12:27:10View | Delete

    Thumbnail George McGovern passed today. He had many roles in his personal life — a distinguished World War II veteran, small hotel owner, and history professor — but the controversies he became involved with as a Senator would define his legacy; nobody can say McGovern didn’t fight for his ideals, and this fight led to a [...]

  • Mark Pelta joined the group PictureMA-08

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  • Mark Pelta wrote a new diary post: Open Letter to Dan Abrams

    2012-10-17 11:32:46View | Delete

    Dear Dan,

    I’m nobody of great importance, just an avid reader of your site, and a new FDL blogger. I have a fascination with media, but I don’t have time to watch much TV; on a daily basis, Mediaite has for a long time helpfully provided the most interesting clips of the day. I read it [...]
  • Mark Pelta became a registered member

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