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Connecting with Frankenstein: Modern Monsters and Belonging

I have always loved Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The original gothic novel, Shelley’s tale is eternally appealing in part because of the philosophical questions it raises that are central to our human…
Cover of Libre Magzine of GRECE the founding European New Right organisation.

The long game of the European New Right

In 2007, Canadian political theorist Tamir Bar-On wrote a book with a provocative title: Where have all the fascists gone? In 2017, Bar-On’s question may seem to many readers no longer that perplexing…
allegoria del buon governo.

Why should we obey the law?

The claim by Sally McManus, the new head of the ACTU, that when the law is unjust, ‘I don’t think there is a problem in breaking it’, returns us to a deep question in political philosophy: Why should I…
Alpha Males and the Lump of Coal.

That Lump of Coal

“Don’t be afraid, don’t be scared, it won’t hurt you. It’s coal.” With these words Australia’s Treasurer Scott Morrison taunted the Opposition, attempting to ridicule its commitment to renewable energy…
Office for Emergency Management. War Production Board, c. 1942-3. National Archives and Records Administration (US)

Is it OK to punch Nazis?

On Trump's inauguration day, alt-right activist Richard Spencer was punched in the street, on camera. The internet's reaction to this event raises important moral questions around violence and power.