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Macedonian Name Game

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet," Shakespeare wrote, but it doesn't smell...

The Fountainhead

"Actually, I don’t believe in either the intellectual prowess or the political honesty of the man. He looks to me slightly phoney. I am not sure that Ayn Rand would have liked him either. If only Gary Cooper could play him, he might look more convincing."

The Islamic Empires that gave Europe its Renaissance

"While the West takes pride for their nuclear and mechanical advancement today, but do they realize who gave them the initial stepping stone to stand on? Who gave them the torch to search through the caves of the Dark Ages? Weren't they the Muslims of middle ages across the Mediterranean Sea? Didn't they keep the torch of civilization kindled up for eight hundred years before the West got rejuvenated?"

Property Rights and Public Accommodations

"Put simply, it is not enough to have the will to do what is right. One must also have the practical intelligence to know what is right. And, in ordinary life, the application of abstract moral rules has consequences that often impact competing rules."

Property Rights and Public Accommodations

"...the Civil Rights Act of 1964 curtails the absolute property rights of the owner of a motel or a restaurant, etc. But the act does so to affirm and protect the rights of liberty and the pursuit of happiness of those who would otherwise be discriminated against. For racial, religious, or other discrimination is a fundamental insult to the dignity of the affected individuals and a validation of their second-class citizenship. This is intolerable in a civilized society."

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