Nick Ottens is the editor of the transatlantic news and commentary site the Atlantic Sentinel and a contributing analyst with Wikistrat, and he blogs about politics and economics at Free Market Fundamentalist. He is also a historian whose current research is in the area of Islamic revivalist movements and terrorism in 19th-century British India. Send him mail.
Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History