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The Bullying Bastards in Tobacco Control

I came across this in ZeroHedge yesterday: The following, written in 1940  [by Ludwig von Mises], is excerpted from Interventionism, An Economic Analysis, which was originally part of Nationaloekonomie, the German predecessor to Human Action. Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini constantly … Continue reading

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Omnia Vincit Amor

A thought: Smokers love tobacco. They love pipes and cigars and cigarettes. And they love smoking. And antismokers hate tobacco. They hate pipes and cigars and cigarettes. And they hate smoking. The difference between the two is the difference between love … Continue reading

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Shunned Smokers

I’ve been thinking about the Michael Moore quote I came across last night: “You can’t build a bridge to a racist or a misogynist. They have to be shunned and treated like we treated smokers 20 years ago.” Where to … Continue reading

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What Matters and What Doesn’t

Paul Craig Roberts is a bit of a jeremiah: …the American population is so divided and mutually hostile that there is no restraint by “the American people” on government and the elite oligarchs that rule. When I first read this, … Continue reading

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The Dialectics of Smoking

I’ve always supposed that the prevalence of smoking increased in 1914 in response to the outbreak of war, and the increased anxiety that must always be attendant in wartime. Soldiers must necessarily experience considerable anxiety, but so also to a … Continue reading

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Childhood’s End

In a comment yesterday, musing on the fact that Deborah Arnott has two children, DP wondered: Maybe she allows herself time off from persecuting smokers in her day job to being motherly and kindly after work and on her days … Continue reading

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Hatred

Antismokers are driven by hatred. This was something I realised with the very first antismoker I ever met: Dr W, in whose home in England I once lived (because I was at school in England, and my parents were living … Continue reading

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