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Say What(?)…Say When…Say Uncle…When Fear is Sovereign: Torture as the End of Liberal Regimes…?

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What is most revealing about torture?  The truth—according to some theories.

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Interlude 1

S: so, neoclassical liberalism: http://mises.org/library/what-neoclassical-liberalism

S: i was looking for a word to describe the contemporary libertarians…this isn’t what i had in mind but its interesting

S: its like the contemporary libertarians are different from classical Lockean liberals in that they are hostile to the Hobbesian state rather than taking it for granted

S: i guess what i have in mind is more radical than neoclassical liberalism

P:

Libertarians deny we have special ties to our fellow citizens the way we have special ties to friends and family. Other citizens are strangers. I have no special connection to people in California as opposed to Ontario. (p. 76, emphasis in original)

If this is right, why do the poor of one particular nation have a claim that wealth in their society be redistributed? Should not such claims take in all the people in the world?

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