Professor Machan holds the R.C. Hoiles Chair of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. He is professor emeritus in the department of philosophy at Auburn University, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.
Murdock is a syndicated columnist with Scripps Howard News Service in New York City.
Samuel Johnson’s 1775 observation that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” has particular resonance nowadays, with civil libertarians