Jordan Lee

Libertarian activist based in London

The Character of Capitalism

Ludwig Von Mises was the person who convinced me that a society with a minimal state could actually work. Therefore, I am ashamed to admit that it has taken me a rather long time to finally read his most political book. ‘Liberalism’ affirmed many things that I already believe. Yet, there were some sections of…

Who’s Afraid of Kim Jong Un?

At 6:06 am a North Korean missile flew over northern Japan. The Japanese government has urged people to take precautions at this time. Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese Cabinet Secretary, has said that this represents an ‘unprecedented threat’ to his nation. Similarly, strong condemnation has come from South Korea and many of the ASEAN nations. August…

Trump’s Afghanistan U-turn.

President Trump has recently announced that he will not be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. This must be a major blow for his supporters. Many of whom voted Trump because of his promise to pull resources out of foreign countries in order to focus on domestic issues. ‘America First’ I believe he called it. This failure…

Why The Left are Getting it Wrong on History.

The events that transpired in the wake of the Charlottesville atrocities have sparked a wave of hyperbole across the USA. Public statues have been the focus of this upheaval. Several monuments have been defaced across the United States by radical activists. America and indeed the western world’s relationship with our past in under considerable strain.…

4th July: Freedom Is Worth Fighting For

As the 18th century was drawing to a close it became clear that the values of the radical enlightenment had changed the way people think about the relationship between themselves and their rulers. It is out of this climate that a wave of protest against British rule spread through Britain’s American colonies and gave birth…

Quacks and Snobs: Brtain’s response to the Grenfell fire

Almost two weeks have passed since the tragic event in Kensington that has taken many lives and left even more unaccounted for. Since the fire engulfed the 24 storey tower block in a wealthy area of West London there has been little in the way of sober and sensible reaction to the calamity. It has…

Rethinking Austerity

As the general election draws ever closer there have been hyperbolic exchanges between the political parties. Although the actual policy differences between most of them are fairly trivial there is a clear rhetorical split between the conservatives on the right and pretty much every other political party on the left. This semantic divide is most…

Election 2017: Back to Basics?

This year was supposed to be the ‘Brexit election’ with the issue of the EU dominating every campaign leaflet, TV debate and radio interview. Rather surprisingly Brexit has taken a backseat to more routine issues of debate such as the economy and health care. In the run up to this election pollsters and pundits alike…

The Politics of Loveliness

With less than a month to go before the British public decide who they want to lead the country. New election promises have become a staple of our daily news intake. In past elections issues of ‘competence’ and ‘reliability’ dominated the headlines. Yet this time round there seems to be a competition to decide who is…