What would moralists and realists say about the UK’s recent political turmoil?
The explicitly anti-democratic movement seems to have the ear of a major GOP donor – along with at least two GOP front-runners for the US Senate.
The prime minister accepts he broke the law but the question now becomes, did he mislead parliament about it?
The turn towards neofascism is a natural result of so-called western liberal democracy.
From tennis players to government officials, double standards in law have big-picture consequences.
Some people may be spiteful to pull others down, while others act this way to get ahead.
Is a second wave of coronavirus the price of freedom?
A political philosopher on why denying the right to resistance poses a far greater threat to a society than embracing it.
Thomas Hobbes described a dark place called the ‘state of nature’. But he also showed us how to avoid falling into it.
We need to look at what’s behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
The University of Reading wrongly judged that Geras’ essay, which discusses political violence, might fall foul of the government’s Prevent strategy.
Our current politically turbulent times in the US are difficult – but not unusual. History shows that fragility is the norm. Get used to it. What is unusual are moments of calm.
Our society is now intolerant of those who are intolerant of others; they can be legally penalised. But is that in itself a failure of tolerance?
The introduction of an African passport has the capacity to bring about increased migration of Africans within Africa.
The concept of ‘free speech’ is devilishly difficult, and depends greatly on a person’s political and philosophical viewpoint.
Australia’s political system would be better off with more ordinary people and fewer career party politicians in the Senate. It would thus be more representative of ordinary Australians, not less.
Many of us are happy for governments to increase spending on public services, but we don’t like the idea of higher taxes. There are some good reasons for this.
A vote on whether same-sex couples can get married is discriminatory because it applies a standard to them that does not apply to heterosexual couples.
History offers countless examples of social change that is now consolidated and popularly supported, but which was only achieved through protests that were judged at the time to be extreme.
We don’t know what will come out of the Senate inquiry into the ‘nanny state’, but we do have some idea about what Australia would look like based on libertarian principles.