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David Kelley

Fatal Vision, Joe McGinniss, and Stalking the Criminal Mind

Fatal Vision, Joe McGinniss, and Stalking the Criminal Mind

By David Kelley
The American author Joe McGinniss died March 10. He was certainly not an Objectivist, nor a libertarian. But he was a superb writer, and I had a personal connection with him. 

Obama's Era of Responsibility

Obama's Era of Responsibility

By David Kelley

Summer 2009 issue -- “What is required of us now,” said President Barack Obama in his inaugural speech, “is a new era of responsibility—a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world….” Shortly thereafter, he used the same phrase as the title of his 2010 budget, which Congress has passed with minor alterations.

The Conceptual Preconditions of Freedom

The Conceptual Preconditions of Freedom

By David Kelley
Categories: Politics

Not too long ago, when George W. Bush was President and Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, some despairing liberals turned to George Lakoff for help. Lakoff is a linguist at the University of California, Berkeley, who specializes in the conceptual structures underlying language.

The Fourth Revolution

The Fourth Revolution

By David Kelley

 

 "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."
             -Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1792.

The State of the Union and the Culture of Responsibility

The State of the Union and the Culture of Responsibility

By David Kelley

January 30, 2002 -- In his powerful State of the Union address, President Bush gave voice to the two deepest truths of a free society: that the essential function of its government is to provide security, and that it depends on a culture of responsibility.