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Bang to Rights! A Review of Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

In March 2018, hundreds of thousands marched against the proliferation of guns in the USA[i], following outrage against yet another school shooting, this time in Florida.  2,071 more words

"Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?" Interrogating Robert Nozick 20 years later.

The late philosopher Robert Nozick wrote “Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?” for the Cato Institute, which published the essay in 1998. The intellectuals he has in mind are so-called wordsmiths: “those who, in their vocation, deal with ideas as expressed in words, shaping the word flow others receive.” Nozick claims this does not hold for numbersmiths – “those who primarily produce and transmit quantitatively or mathematically formulated information” – or for artists and their enablers – “those working in visual media, painters, sculptors, cameramen.” Before I move forward, I want to fact check those claims. 2,007 more words

Essay: Beggar-thy-Unfortunate – Libertarianism's Historical Bias Against the Unlucky

Written by R. Kumaran, Illustrated by June Ming


In this essay, I will make the case that Robert Nozick’s historical account of Distributive Justice is insufficient as it would marginalise those that have been at the receiving end of unjust distributions solely due to their natural bad luck. 1,987 more words

Neutrality Loathsome

God will have all, or none; serve Him, or fall

Down before Baal, Bel, or Belial:

Either be hot, or cold: God doth despise,

Abhorre, and spew out all Neutralities. 711 more words

Anarchy, State, and Utopia: Critical Exposition

Below is an extract (the first section of Chapter 2) of Ralf Bader’s most excellent and crisp Robert Nozick (pp. 10-14).

Famously, Nozick begins his book… 1,233 more words

Political Philosophy


The political notion of which is to decide who gets what, when, where or how much.

We have two ways of conceiving Justice ; firstly as the Procedural Justice (close to Individualism) and Secondly, as the Social Justice (Close to Communitarianism). 423 more words

Political Science