Main Fare ~

striking or important or both and in one way or another fundamental  texts that are numbered in chronological order of publication here (no value judgement) and of which the latest one (two, or three) will also be prominently placed on the home page of this site as a, as the name suggests, pièce de résistance, a principal, substantial dish; each also has its very own discussion page for digestion purposes or maybe even as a vomitorio 1), so that you may regain appetite for the next course...

  • #1 Toward a "Jesus Society"  by Robert M. Bowman  ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #2 Life and Death Taboo: The Economics and Ethics of Financial Incentives for Organ Donations  by Ken Schoolland ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #3 Something Is Rotten In Academia (?)  by Richard C. B. Johnsson ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #4 Native Liberty  by Richard Rieben ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #5 Iraq, Katrina, and Industrial Hemp: A Discussion That Needs To Be Had by Jonathan David Morris ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #6 The Left-Right Divide: Sense or Nonsense?  by Gian Piero de Bellis ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #7 Save Tookie?  by Jonathan David Morris ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #8 Decidophobia  by John Zube ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #9 Death of a Generation  by L. Neil Smith ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #10 The State Breaks Down My Door  by Donald Meinshausen ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #11 The Present State of Liberty  by Adam Knott ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #12 A Declaration of Separation  by Anonymous ("freeandunashamed") ~  text  ~  discussion

  • #13 Liberty, Ethics, and 100% Reserve Banking  by Michael S. Rozeff ~  text  ~  discussion

rubric started on May 5, 2005

1) According to the Wikipedia, "Only a very small minority of the highest classes indulged in the practice of deliberately vomiting", and apparently it is a misconception that the Romans should have had a special room for it. I am not totally convinced, as I have some tidbits of Latin information that is not mentioned in Wikipedia. And it is after all not that unlikely that the exits of Roman amphitheaters that spew people out should have been named after such rooms. Be it as it may, I cannot go further into this here. Suffice it to say that I chose on purpose the Italian word vomitorio, and not the Latin, English, German or French one, as an exquisite posh Italian restaurant in Düsseldorf I used to visit regularly many years ago and which does not exist anymore (the owner died) well had such a special room. I saw it with my own eyes, though, as far as I remember, I did not make use of it. Others did! Please excuse this not very useful digression on this otherwise more solemn page. The more it will be filled, the smaller the footnote will look. But you came here for reading, didn't you? ;-)

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