Tag Archives: Aristotle

The magic of the word

When I was studying medieval Celtic history, I read somewhere that the early Irish believed that writing something down was a kind of magic, and various stories feature inscriptions in ogham, which assist the writers to find people, mark things as owned by a particular person, and to send magical messages. The early Irish were […]

Now this is good

Once again I’m pimping something regular commenter Lorenzo has written, in large part because it’s an excellent discussion of certain aspects of libertarian ideas that I’ve long wrestled with myself.  Many libertarians are distrustful of the state, and the things that the state can do. They are worried if someone sees service to the state […]