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Is War Ever Justified?

Most wars seem to create costs that far outweigh their benefits, but is war ever justified? In this Learn Liberty debate, Prof. Bryan Caplan and Prof. Jan Ting disagree. Prof. Caplan argues that pacifism should be U.S. policy as the costs and benefits of war are too difficult to predict and innocent lives are almost certainly going to be lost. Prof. Ting argues that there are occasions in which war is necessary, such as against ideological or religious perspectives that cannot be reasoned with. He uses World War II as an example when U.S. military intervention did more good than harm.

If I Were the Devil

The late Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster, offers his prophetic prescription for how to destroy America.

Genetic Privacy

In this edition of Bite Sci-zed, Alex Dainis raises several pivotal questions regarding genetic privacy, few of which have easy answers.

What Matters Most

What’s the most important thing you can have? Is it money? Is it love? Is it happiness? Or is it something else? Best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager has the answer. It may change the way you look at and, ultimately, lead your life.

Grossing Out Libertarians

By nature, Libertarians are hard to gross out. New York University professor Jonathan Haidt says those who are easily disgusted tend to be conservatives, while Libertarians have a lower sensitivity toward disgust, whether it involves matters of sex, language, politics or morality. Haidt is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics. Here, he discusses his findings in a lecture sponsored by the Reason Foundation at the Museum of Sex. A Q & A with New York Times science writer John Tierney follows.

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