Fifty Ways to Leave Leviathan OCTOBER 02, 2013 by MAX BORDERS, JEFFREY A. TUCKER State management of society is not only contrary to human liberty; it is also unworkable. Indoor Football Practice Facility - Cannon Design The Endowment for the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) commissioned CannonDesign to design a state-of-the-art, multi-use, multi-sport indoor training facility, one that would rival those built in the Mountain West Conference and in other service Academies. As the USAFA competes on the national stage in all sports, the indoor training facility will provide regular uninterrupted daily preparation, enhancing the training opportunities for all Cadets, which is paramount to the success of its athletic programs. As a place of business for the cadets and coaches, the indoor training facility will provide a no nonsense approach to training, which was modeled after the elements of the Academy’s Falcon Stadium.
40 maps that explain the world By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. 15 Maps That Will Give You A Better Idea Of Reality Posted Apr 23, by Val Liarikos The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders Magazine / fall 2013 Last December, when Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a rifle and killed twenty children and six adult staff members, the United States found itself immersed in debates about gun control. Another flash point occurred this July, when George Zimmerman, who saw himself as a guardian of his community, was exonerated in the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida. That time, talk turned to stand-your-ground laws and the proper use of deadly force. The gun debate was refreshed in September by the shooting deaths of twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard, apparently at the hands of an IT contractor who was mentally ill.
New exhibition of J.D. Salinger letters shows a young writer balancing cynicism and hope NEW YORK, NY.- Between 1941 and 1943 J. D. Salinger sent nine letters and postcards to Marjorie Sheard, an aspiring Canadian writer. This important collection of documents, acquired by the Morgan in April 2013, sheds light on Salinger’s writing, and the authors that influenced him in the early stages of his career. A highlight among the letters is one in which the young author writes to Ms. Sheard of “the first Holden story” about a “prep school kid on his Christmas vacation.”
Americans - Like Nazi Germans - Don't Notice That All Of Our Rights Are Slipping Away Americans Are Acting Like Slowly Boiling Frogs In the classic history of Nazi Germany, They Thought They Were Free, Milton Mayer writes: “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security.
The amazing history of the Nobel Prize, told in maps and charts Click to enlarge. (Max Fisher/Washington Post) The United States added three more Nobel laureates to its roster on Monday, all in economics, bringing the national total to an astounding 347 in the prize's history. That's the most of any country in the world, by far: next-highest ranked is Britain with 120 laureates. A pro-liberty approach to lawmaking The candid truth is that a great many — if not most — existing laws and proposed pieces of legislation are incompatible with a free society. How can we know if a law promotes liberty or enhances the power of the state? What standard must a law meet to satisfy the freedom-oriented crowd? Indeed, advocates of a free society should be the last, most apprehensive individuals to convince that a new law is justified. As such, the following point should be emphasized: