Virginia Inman Postrel (born 14 January 1960) is an American political and cultural writer of broadly libertarian, or classical liberal, views.
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Personal website, includes blog, articles and pages on her books
Autobiographical profile at her personal website
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Review of The Future and Its Enemies (1998) by Virginia Postrel
A short history of pins as fasteners from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
Critical and (self-admittedly) "unfair review" of Brian Doherty's Radicals for Capitalism (2007)
Advances in technology have made possible new wired worlds where governments might be unnecessary, new biological abilities have expanded our potential power over ourselves and our environments to almost godlike status. We may even be on the cusp of creating new societies off the surface of the planet itself. (p. 4)... It is a particular point of view, again insinuated as part of a libertarian consensus when it is not. [For some criticisms of this ..., see my review of Virginia Postrel, The Future and Its Enemies ...]
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
Contents: Introduction: The Search for Tomorrow - The One Best Way - The Party of Life - The Infinite Series - The Tree of Knowledge - The Bonds of Life - Creating Nature - Fields of Play - On the Verge
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