Chronicles Magazine April 2001

The Conservative War on Property

Perhaps it is a delusion, like snow blindness, caused by the tons of dirty snow shoved into my driveway by the city plows and the sun's annual disappearing act that drives even non-Scandinavians into melancholy and occasional fits of berserking...

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  • VIEWS

    For Keeps!

    The language of the Fifth Amendment seems so innocuous—or, rather, it seems a positive good, designed to protect us: "No person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken...

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  • VIEWS

    Civil Rights or Property Rights?

    The interplay of race and economics in America has produced a new variant of political economy that we might call "multicultural capitalism," a system in which property is, for the most part, privately owned, but its ownership is conditional on...

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