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Why Isn’t Libertarianism More Successful In The UK?

Backbencher September 13, 2013 6

Why are libertarians seemingly excluded from British political debate, and what we can do about it? Hero-worship is not my style. Alas, in trying to understand why there are so few libertarians in the

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What Syria Tells Us About Libertarianism

What Syria Tells Us About Libertarianism

Richard Elliott September 5, 2013 2

With the recent alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, we have seen the heavy-hitting countries amongst the international community, such as Britain, the US and Russia, fortify their respective foreign policies, whether in

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Africa and Libertarianism

Africa and Libertarianism

Backbencher August 22, 2013 2

Libertarianism as the solution to Africa’s problems? When people think of Africa, they invariably focus upon the negatives: conflict and poverty. Application of libertarian principles could help conquer these challenges. Firstly, let’s examine the

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Thomas Szasz: The Tyranny of the ‘Therapeutic State’

Thomas Szasz: The Tyranny of the ‘Therapeutic State’

Sam Woolfe August 21, 2013 3

Thomas Szasz was an American psychiatrist who became a controversial academic figure for his criticism of the foundations of psychiatry. He is seen as the leader of the anti-psychiatry movement. In books such as,

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Free F***ing Speech – A Libertarian Experience at the Beeb

Free F***ing Speech – A Libertarian Experience at the Beeb

Backbencher August 16, 2013 1

Alan Grant narrates his impressions of BBC3’s “Free Speech” – and reaches an encouraging conclusion Last week, to compensate for my absence from these digital pages, I was fortunate enough to attend the live

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Selling the case against foreign aid

Selling the case against foreign aid

Backbencher August 6, 2013 1

Eleanor Sharman discusses effective ways to argue for a libertarian approach to foreign aid. Most people reading this will be familiar with the arguments against foreign aid. And, what’s more, a good proportion will

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Atheist Spirituality

Daniel Pryor June 25, 2013 4

Daniel Pryor admonishes those who would dismiss the insights that religion and spirituality have to offer. I haven’t met many religious communists; it seems that radical socialism and vehement hatred of divine authority go

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Ben Bernanke’s Legacy: A Libertarian’s Perspective

Ben Bernanke’s Legacy: A Libertarian’s Perspective

Backbencher June 20, 2013 0

How should history judge the head of the Federal Reserve? This week President Barack Obama gave a clear indication that he intended to follow a new path within the Federal Reserve. On the American

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Children’s rights in the context of Libertarianism : The Case of Baby Veronica

Children’s rights in the context of Libertarianism : The Case of Baby Veronica

Backbencher June 18, 2013 1

Walter Block tackles the difficult case of children’s rights in the context of libertarianism. Baby Veronica is three and a half years old. She is the focus of a contentious Supreme Court decision concerning

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A Betrayal of Conservatism to Corporatism

A Betrayal of Conservatism to Corporatism

Backbencher June 14, 2013 0

Richard Elliott on a seemingly unnoticed but revolutionary proposal Last week a report from the Conservative Group at the London Assembly was released, urging radical changes to the public face of the London Underground

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