Politics & Debate — Friday, Dec 16, 2016

FTN Daily #64 — The Human Freedom Index, the alt-right, the smart-right, and more…

Photo: Scott Osborne

The Human Freedom Index 2016 is out

The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom. Ian Vásquez and Tanja Porčnik for Cato Institute.


In Russia, war of the future fights you

Russia is giving a whole new meaning to “full spectrum warfare”. Robert Beckhusen for War Is Boring


Rise of the smart-right

Conservatives successfully built an intellectual base while progressives failed to do so. Jeva Lange for The Week.


Spelunking the alt-right

Some perspective on Breitbart and the “alt-right”. Eric Raymond for Armed and Dangerous



A case for identity politics in libertarianism. Jacob T. Levy for Niskanen Center


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