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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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    1. Communications 
      Cato Journal
      , Spring-Summer 1987, pp. 255-258 - PDF
    2. Capitalism and Individualism (1993) by Tibor R. Machan
      1 Review, 1 Readable
    3. How the free market system addresses the problems of pollution.
      The Freeman
      , July 1990, pp. 249-257 - PDF
    4. Answering a popular indictment of the free society.
      The Freeman
      , February 1988, pp. 49-51 - PDF
    5. The individual rights approach is the most natural.
      The Freeman
      , March 1991, pp. 97-98 - PDF
    6. An Interview with Yale Brozen
      , December 1973, pp. 4-12 - PDF
    7. Unless the privatization movement stresses its moral legitimacy, it will prove to be a ...
      The Freeman
      , July 1986, pp. 270-273 - PDF
    8. If man's moral upgrading is to match his economic progress, he must assume personal res...
      The Freeman
      , October 1970, pp. 620-622 - PDF
    9. Why politicians and bureaucrats should not formulate and enforce standards for conducti...
      The Freeman
      , July 1988, pp. 279-282 - PDF
    10. The free economy requires and deserves an ethical as well as an economic defense.
      The Freeman
      , June 1993, pp. 219-225 - PDF
    11. Can you teach MBAs to do the right thing?
      The Milken Institute Review
      , Third Quarter 2003, pp. 42-49 - PDF
    12. Liberty and Hard Cases (2002) by Tibor R. Machan
      1 Review, 1 Readable
    13. Defining freedom of the press in public places.
      The Freeman
      , December 1997, pp. 722-724 - PDF
    14. A society built on the principles of private property makes it possible for people to b...
      The Freeman
      , May 1987, pp. 179-181 - PDF
    15. Capitalism delivers the goods . . . but is capitalism good?
      , May 1983, pp. 30-33 - PDF
    16. The Freeman
      , January 2004, pp. 28-29 - PDF
    17. Reply to Friedman
      Critical Review
      , Winter 1992, pp. 97-106
    18. The Freeman
      , December 2000, pp. 38-40 - PDF
    19. Book Reviews 
      (2 Reviews)
      Two Cheers for Capitalism, by Irving Kristol
      1. Two Cheers for Capitalism by Irving Kristol
      2. Does Freedom Work? by Donald J. Devine
      Policy Review
      , Summer 1978, pp. 119-126 - PDF
    20. Business and prosperity deserve and must gain a better moral reputation.
      1. Two Cheers for Capitalism by Irving Kristol
      2. Does Freedom Work? by Donald J. Devine
      The Freeman
      , August 1991, pp. 296-303 - PDF