Monday, March 24, 2014

Individual Self-Determination vs. Ukrainian or Russian Nationalism, Part Il

Richard Ebeling emails:

Dear Bob,

I have a new article today on the news and commentary website, "EpicTimes," on "Individual Self-Determination vs. Ukrainian or Russian Nationalism, Part II".

In part II of my article from last week, I explain the dangers and injustices of nationalism and its particular forms in post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine. This is all exacerbated in a political setting of corrupt interventionism in which the role of the state is to plunder some for the benefit of others.

I offer an alternative to either Ukrainian or Russian nationalism, and that is individual self-determination as formulated clearly and logically by the free market Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises, building on the classical liberal ideal of individual freedom to decide where to live, with whom to associate, and under which government, through peaceful plebiscite and right of secession.

Best Wishes,

1 comment:

  1. Great article. Please let Richard know there are some spelling (auto corrected most likely) errors.

    It's "Tatars", not Tarters, and commerce not commence. Other than that, excellent piece.