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Halliday’s 'The World's Twelve Worst Ideas'

I came across a collection of essays and blogs by the late Fred Halliday, entitled Political Journeys (2007), published in the last few years of his life. 460 more words

Political Thought

Law on the market: a debate

I’ve been reading through a great debate of sorts, first encountered in a C4SS anthology. I’m sharing it here, as it’s not everyday that one encounters a semi-live issue getting hashed out by giants in the field. 448 more words

Political Thought

Some reasons why I love capitalism

Here is a list of things I love about capitalism. Before presenting the list, it is important to say what I mean about capitalism. By capitalism, I mean free market capitalism. 131 more words

Political Thought

Register Now! Existentialism & Political Thought (5-6 July 2018, Oxford, UK)

Register now for this year’s UK Sartre Society conference taking place from 5-6 July 2018 at Maison française d’Oxford!

The conference will begin at 1pm on Thursday 5th July and end at 5pm on Friday 6th July. 436 more words

Conferences

Role of a Citizen in Hegemonic Authoritarianism

I want to begin a n-part series on Hannah Arendt. Why Arendt? Because I wrote a paper on her last semester and have been obsessed ever since. 760 more words

Liberty

Communism / socialism is rubbish - both in theory and in practice.

I’m getting tired of reading and listening to so-called libertarian or conservative people saying that “in theory socialism is beautiful.” No, it’s not. In theory, socialism can be summed up as “the end of private property.” This is how Karl Marx summed it up. 156 more words

Current Events

The Impossible Trinity of Liberal Democracy

In the first part of my series on democracy published a few years ago, I made a distinction between four senses in which the term “democracy” is used. 1,414 more words

Politics