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The Human Under the Numbers

The Human Under the Numbers

The story of Anne Frank is tragic. If not for the words that she wrote in her diary, she would be a digit of history. Her diary is relatable, and the thoughts that collected inside her being during a horrible time in history gives the reader an idea of who she was....

Is Virtue Signaling Vicious?

Is Virtue Signaling Vicious?

Virtue signaling—the practice of highlighting what one takes to be one’s own moral superiority, often by loudly denouncing the character and comportment, including the speech, of other people—has become a dominant mode of rhetoric throughout social media and network...

The Power of Narrative w/Ace and Josh Childress

The Power of Narrative w/Ace and Josh Childress

Ace and Josh joined me as two fellow lovers of fiction and writing to discuss the use of storytelling to spread the ideas of liberty. If you watch big name politicians, the corporate press, or any other component of the cathedral you’ll notice that story and metaphor...

Boomer-Hawk Converted

DZ writes: Mr. Horton, Couldn't track down an email for you, so Twitter will be my ham-fisted attempt at communicating. It is with the utmost respect and equal measure of delight that I contact you. In the last week I have moved to a new state and during those...

Ten Reasons the COVID-19 Threat May Be Inflated

COVID-19 is a very serious problem that should be taken very seriously by individuals, organizations, businesses and governments but there are ways in which the public may get an exaggerated sense of the threat: 1. In general: Once a dominant narrative is formed (in...

Refuting Iran Myths

Pete Quinones interviews me about the common narratives about Iran in Iraq and so forth; specifically addressing a hawk's interview on the Joe Rogan show and a recent hawkish piece in the Wall Street Journal.

Democrats Push Cold War and Impeachment

Movie Review: The Report

On FPF #426, I review the recently released on Amazon movie, The Report. The movie tells the story of the CIA torture program after 9/11 and Daniel Jones' effort put together a report on the program. The movie is well done and generally gets the narrative correct. I...

Lindholm Taking ‘Bring Our Troops Home’ Push to D.C.

Check out this great article about BringOurTroopsHome.us and the great event they're holding next week in D.C.. I beg any and all Iraq and Afghan war vets in the Institute audience who can possibly attend to do so. The opportunity we have to truly change the narrative...

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