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Firing Blanks? Libertarians & Gun Control

Firing Blanks? Libertarians & Gun Control

Lee Jenkins January 9, 2014 11

Why are British libertarians a bit wobbly when it comes to packing heat? For American libertarians, gun ownership isn’t even totemic, it’s a no-brainer. Without the means to protect yourself and your property, every

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Is China’s Rise Resulting in America’s Demise?

Is China’s Rise Resulting in America’s Demise?

Backbencher December 18, 2013 2

Lizzie Roberts examines the causes of a decline in American hegemony. Since the end of the Second World War, America has held a position of world hegemony thanks to its sheer military and economic

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Protect Marine A’s Anonymity

Protect Marine A’s Anonymity

Michael St George November 17, 2013 0

Michael St George argues that, even in sentencing, the State still owes Marine A a duty of care There are no excuses for Marine A’s crime. There are explanations in abundance – from the

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Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Lee Jenkins November 14, 2013 4

Western Europe got a free ticket on defence for fifty years. That ticket is no longer redeemable. In an uncharacteristic bit of savvy foresight and planning, the United States is pivoting itself away from

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The Lib Dems Are Wrong On Nuclear Weapons

The Lib Dems Are Wrong On Nuclear Weapons

Backbencher September 12, 2013 2

The Lib Dem’s policy on nuclear weapons betrays a woeful understanding of their role the real world of geopolitics and national defence Nuclear weapons are naturally controversial. They are, after all, the most devastating

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The 5 Breeds Of Hawk Circling Syria

The 5 Breeds Of Hawk Circling Syria

Lee Jenkins September 12, 2013 0

As the war drums beat in Paris and Washington, we look at the five types of British hawk eager to get a piece of the action in Syria Maude Flanders Collective The vaguest but

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Can there ever be a just war, or is there just war?

Can there ever be a just war, or is there just war?

Michael St George September 6, 2013 0

Is there a philosophical justification for war in the contest of Syria Several hundreds of articles have been written in a persuasive manner over the past week and beyond regarding whether or not the

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Turkey-Cyprus: The Frozen Conflict

Turkey-Cyprus: The Frozen Conflict

Backbencher August 1, 2013 0

The stalemate between Cyprus and Turkey over the future of the island is decades old and there’s no end in sight With the Israelis and Palestinian peace talks starting and the world seems to

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Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Lee Jenkins July 25, 2013 36

Get past the headlines, the symbols and sound bites and you find striking similarities between the extremist ideologies of 1930’s European Fascism, and today’s Jihadist interpretation of Islam. Glorification of violence Like Mussolini’s volunteers,

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Syria: The Water Remains Muddy

Syria: The Water Remains Muddy

Backbencher June 24, 2013 1

With the situation in Syria turning to chemical weapons, the international community are finally taking action. Last week President Obama finally spoke out and announced what Britain and France already knew, that the Assad

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