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An Alternative May 19

by Jeggit
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On May 19 the British state will be using the spectacle of yet another royal wedding as a neurotoxin to distract the public from what has clearly become a Brexit crisis. 848 more words

Scotland

North Korea, the status quo, and a more liberal world

The tension on the Korean Peninsula can be felt throughout the entire Pacific Rim right now. North Korea, a dictatorship with a shaky grasp on its populace, has nuclear weapons and is launching non-nuclear missiles over Japan and threatening South Korea and the United States. 1,530 more words

Current Events

My Paper to the Shelley 2017 Conference on Reclaiming His Radical Republicanism

I had the great honour in September to present a paper on the radical republicanism of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and how it influences my political activity.   1,911 more words

When the joke is over

Brexit Photo: © 2017 MHP

When men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect….like a physician, who hath found out an infallible medicine, after the patient is dead. 140 more words

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A Dearth of Virtue

One of the slipperiest aspects of republican government is the requirement that the citizens of a republic be virtuous.  Their moral discernment and scruples come into play, whether in evaluating the claims of their leaders or when called to exercise political leadership themselves.  300 more words

Morality

'Prince of Spies' - Lecture, 25 October, Liverpool

On Wednesday 25 October I’ll be giving a talk about Henri Le Caron in Room 1.27, John Foster Building, Liverpool John Moores University.

The story of Henri le Caron is a story of deception, international espionage, betrayal, patriotism and murder. 224 more words

Chicago

The Flawed and Corrupted Genius of American Republicanism

Trump as President makes us think as never before about viability of the American version of constitutional democracy, that is, the ‘republic’ that Ben Franklin promised the people at the time of Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. 919 more words

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