Fetishising the Causes of Youth

Fear of alienating the next generation of voters and consumers has led to a problem, particularly within liberal circles, of fetishising youth and mindlessly championing their favoured causes. Looking around at the rapt faces I found myself shifting uncomfortably in my seat, like a non-believer at an evangelist meeting. This was a large conference of socially […] Read more

The Deep Roots of the Illiberal Left

Illiberal attitudes toward free speech and expression have been a feature among sections of the Left going as far back as Marx and Engels. “Hate speech!” is a battle cry we’re all too familiar with by now, and “deplatforming”—the disinvitation of controversial speakers—has become common practice on progressive campuses. A reversal of the Voltairean pledge, […] Read more

Now is the Time – Britain Must Stand Against Saudi Arabia

By Stephen Hawkins What kind of line must Saudi Arabia cross before Britain stops defending the regime and starts politically and economically isolating the state? There is a number of approaches when one poses the question of how Britain can deal with a state that consistently and persistently violates human rights, follows a fundamentally Islamist agenda, and […] Read more

Are the Democrats Running on Economics or Identity?

The 2018 midterm elections are mere weeks away. What is the economic message the Democrats are pushing in their attempt to win back the House and Senate? In the leadup to the midterm elections, the economy, as always, is front and centre in the minds of US voters. The US economy is relatively strong at […] Read more

Is a Borderless World Viable?

A world less constrained by borders is not just a pipedream but a viable reality the world should strive for, argues Vladan Lausevic. Is it possible for humanity to live in a borderless world? The answer is yes, partly because we, to a degree, are already living in such a world. To answer the question […] Read more

21 Lessons For The 21st Century: An Ominous Warning For The Future Of Liberal Democracies

Yuval Noah Harari’s “21 Lessons For The 21st Century” argues that the continued dominance of liberal democratic politics cannot be taken for granted. Recent debates about liberalism do not sound very promising. Historically, there have been periods of liberal ideas being on retreat and enjoying less support, such as during the 1930s. However, the main […] Read more

A More Just And Equitable Capitalism Is Possible. Here’s How.

Kim Kelly wrote a history of capitalism in Teen Vogue. Here’s what it got right, what it got wrong, and the progressive role of capitalism in historical development. Kim Kelly has presented a pretty good explainer of capitalism for the uninitiated at Teen Vogue. I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t have issues with the piece, but I […] Read more

The “Social Justice” Reaction to Joseph Kennedy III Spells Trouble for Democrats

Reactions to Joseph Kennedy III’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union address highlight ongoing divides within the Democratic Party. After President Trump delivered one of the lengthiest State of the Union speeches in recent history, Joseph Kennedy III gave the Democratic Response in an auto shop at the Diman Regional Technical School in […] Read more