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Encyclopedia > Radley Balko

Radley Balko is a American libertarian writer, thinker, and speaker. See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ...

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Employment and Publications

Balko is an alarmist policy analyst "specializing in 'nanny state' and consumer choice issues"[1] for the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. He writes on drug policy, obesity, alcohol and tobacco, and civil liberties. He also writes on trade and globalization issues and more generally on politics and culture. He is also a biweekly columnist for Fox News and a regular contributor to Tech Central Station. His work has been published in Forbes, TIME magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Canada's National Post, and the Chicago Sun Times. He publishes a personal weblog, The Agitator, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.[2] The term nanny state, used especially in the United Kingdom and less so in the Republic of Ireland, is a derogatory term for government intervention, especially in social issues. ... The Cato Institute is an influential libertarian non-profit public policy research foundation (think tank) headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... This article is about the institution. ... The War on Drugs is an initiative undertaken in the United States to carry out an all-out offensive (as President Nixon described it) against the non-medical use of certain prohibited drugs. ... In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-kukhul الكحول, al meaning the and kukhul meaning spirit, the chemical) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). ... Species N. glauca N. longiflora N. rustica N. sylvestris N. tabacum Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005 Tobacco (, L.) refers to a genus of broad-leafed plants of the nightshade family, which is indigenous to North and South America, or to their dried and cured leaves. ... Civil liberties are protections from the power of governments. ... A fruit stand at a market. ... Globalization is the changes in societies and the world economy that result from dramatically increased international trade and cultural exchange. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Tech Central Station (TCS) describes itself as a website where free markets meet technology. TCS publishes daily original commentary, news and analysis, focused on economics, business, foreign affairs, technology, science, environment, trade, and culture. ... For the Boston Brahmin family of John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the western United States. ... The National Post is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... Chicago Sun-Times The Chicago Sun-Times is an American newspaper publishing out of Chicago, Illinois. ... The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although the latter is not currently recognized in CNNs official history). ... CNBC (until 1991 the Consumer News and Business Channel) is a group of cable and satellite television news channels from the U.S., owned and operated by NBC Universal, a joint venture of General Electric and Vivendi Universal. ... Fox News Channels slogans are Fair and Balanced and We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... MSNBC logo MSNBC (a grammatical blend of MSN and NBC) is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States. ... NPR logo NPR redirects here. ...


Education

Balko earned a B.A. in journalism and political science in 1997 from Indiana University. He attended law school at Washington University in Saint Louis for 1 year.[3] Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, analyzing and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Washington University in St. ...


References

^  Radley Balko. Cato Institute. URL accessed on 2005-12-16. The Cato Institute is an influential libertarian non-profit public policy research foundation (think tank) headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


^ Balko, Radley. Personal Resume. URL accessed on 2005-12-16. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


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Pejmanesque: SURREAL RESPONSES (559 words)
Radley seems quite upset that I bring up the school of realism, and then define myself as a realist.
First of all, the "pro-war libertarian crowd" was not the one to think up the term "realist." Again, realism is an international relations theory that has been around in some form or other for centuries now, and was formalized into a scholarly school by the likes of Hans Morgenthau, Henry Kissinger and Kenneth Waltz--among others.
Radley then tries to argue against realist theory by stating that since al Qaeda is our number one security threat, it proves that contra realism, nation-states are not the primary actors on the global stage.
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