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Why Our Schools Don't Work

One of the difficulties with writing about education is that by the time educational reformers manage to make their voices heard, they are too old. They have forgotten what it is like to be a young person in school, and the schools have changed so much during their own lifetimes that to the extent that they do remember, their memories are no longer relevant.  1,782 more words

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Ah Happy Abdication Day. Today.

Seventy-eight years ago today, Edward VIII (aka ‘David’) did the best thing he ever did in his irresponsible and selfish life – he abdicated. Well, technically, he signed a short letter on December 10th, but the abdication took legal effect on December 11th.   337 more words

Why Republican Libertarianism? II

(This text was written for the European Students for Liberty Regional Conference in Istanbul at Boğaziçi University. I did not deliver the paper, but used it to gather thoughts which I then presented in an improvised speech. 882 more words

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Why Republican Libertarianism? I

(This text was written for the European Students for Liberty Regional Conference in Istanbul at Boğaziçi University. I did not deliver the paper, but used it to gather thoughts which I then presented in an improvised speech. 891 more words

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Terror is the Order of the Day

The president announces that a large number of Parisian citizens were requesting permission to enter the chamber and have their delegation present a petition.

The delegation is introduced, headed by the mayor and several municipal officers. 1,513 more words

Popular Government

Why i joined Sinn Féin

I have been a member of Sinn Féin for almost two years now. These years have been the very eye-opening for me, what I thought I knew about politics in the North East of this island and the country as a whole for that matter was minuscule, to what i have learned in those two years.   815 more words

Ireland

Friends of Liberty and Friends of Montaigne I: de La Boetie (Expanding the Liberty Canon series)

Etienne de La Boétie (1530-1563) was from Sarlat in the southwest of France. He developed strong interests in poetry, classics, and politics as a youth and was rather precocious. 1,252 more words

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