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Nicholas John Gillespie is an American libertarian journalist who was editor-in-chief of Reason magazine from 2000 to 2008 and editor-in-chief of and Reason TV from 2008 to 2017.
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The Counter-Revolution of Science - Studies on the Abuse of Reason. Liberty Fund. 1979. book cover
The Counter-Revolution of Science - Studies on the Abuse of Reason. Liberty Fund. 1979.
Friedrich August von Hayek - Jan 01, 1979 (first published in 1952)
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Early in the last century the successes of science led group of French thinkers to apply the principles of science to the study of society. These thinkers purported to have discovered the supposed laws of society and concluded that an elite of social scientists should assume direct control of social life....
Nick Gillespie
Apr 30, 2021
@neil_chilson This cover for an edition of Hayek's best book [imo] raises all sorts of questions, especially abt the drug habits of the designer. I'd go much more abstract if you move beyond text.      source
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The Souls of Yellow Folk
Wesley Yang - Nov 26, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Inspired by The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois’s classic collection of essays on race and American society, Wesley Yang’s debut book marks a fresh contribution to the conversation about race in America today. Yang’s essays are an eclectic mix of reporting, sociology, and personal history, and The Souls of Yellow Folk collects thirteen of his be...
Nick Gillespie
Feb 17, 2021
[email protected] is one of the most insightful guides to contemporary cultural and political matters. This thread exemplifies why. I highly recommend reading his Souls of Yellow Folk collection. Distant second: This @reason podcast I did with him last July:      source
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Drug Use for Grown-Ups
Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear
Carl L. Hart - Jan 12, 2021
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"Hart's argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country's war on drugs, we should all share his outrage." --The New York Times Book Review From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage f...
Nick Gillespie
Feb 08, 2021
If you read one book about drug policy this year, read Drug Use for Grown-Ups by @drcarlhart. This is a manifesto by a leading scientist that mixes frank talk about his own drug use(including heroin) and a science-backed argument for full legalization      source
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The End of Gender
Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society
Debra Soh - Aug 04, 2020
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International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this research-based, scientific examination of the many facets of gender identity.Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based app...
Nick Gillespie
Aug 20, 2020
In a new @reason podcast @DrDebraSoh explains why she supports equal rights for LGBTQ ppl but also insists there are only two sexes. Her book The End of Gender is a must-read, esp. for libertarians who believe in science and radical autonomy.      source
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The Plus
Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help
Greg Gutfeld - Jul 28, 2020
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A Threshold Editions book. Threshold Editions has a great book for every reader....
Nick Gillespie
Aug 07, 2020
"George Will. Super smart guy, but still dresses like a roadie for @DEVO." From @greggutfeld's excellent new self-help book, The Plus.      source
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Apocalypse Never
Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All
Michael Shellenberger - Jun 30, 2020
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Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions.But in 2019, as some claimed “bi...
Nick Gillespie
Aug 03, 2020
"a sustained argument that poverty is world's most important environmental problem..." At @reason, @RonaldBailey reviews @ShellenbergerMD's excellent, important new book Apocalypse Never.      source
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One Mighty and Irresistible Tide
The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965
Jia Lynn Yang - May 19, 2020
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The idea of the United States as a nation of immigrants is at the core of the American narrative. But in 1924, Congress instituted a system of ethnic quotas so stringent that it choked off large-scale immigration for decades, sharply curtailing arrivals from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning those from nearly all of Asia.In a rivetin...
Nick Gillespie
Jul 30, 2020
Learn all about the mid-'60s immigration reforms that changed America but have gone largely unanalyzed. With @nytimes' @jialynnyang, whose book One Mighty and Irresistible Tide is a masterpiece. Podcast. @reason      source
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A Guide to Social Justice
Titania McGrath - Sep 03, 2019
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In Woke, Titania McGrath demonstrates how everybody can play their part in the pursuit of social justice. As a millennial icon on the forefront of online activism, Titania is uniquely placed to guide her readers through the often bewildering array of terminology and concepts that constitute twenty-first-century 'wokeness'. These new ideas often lea...
Nick Gillespie
Jan 30, 2020
"Say what you will about ISIS, but at least they're not Islamophobic." @TitaniaMcGrath in WOKE: A Guide To Social Justice. What a great book cc @andrewdoyle_com @spikedonline @SpectatorUSA @MsMelChen @PamelaParesky @srsiskind      source