Jordan Lee

Libertarian activist based in London

The Battle for Civilization

In 1969 the art historian Kenneth Clark presented TV audiences with his vision of Civilisation. In scope and ambition this documentary that explored the story of mankind from it’s prehistoric origins to the present day, was revolutionary. As a total documentary junkie myself the idea that the BBC was remaking Civilisation made me jump with…

Fratricide in the Tory Ranks

It is no secret that The Conservative party is quietly tearing itself apart at the moment. The Brexit referendum, partly conceived to heal a chronic rift in the Tory ranks has deepened divisions.  Theresa May’s party is beset by problems. The last thing she needs is open hostilities between Conservative MPs. But this is Mrs…

Dose of Liberty- Episode 3

In this episode, we discuss the prospect of financial Armageddon. How far away are we from the next economic collapse? And can the current economic situation last much longer? We also discuss why the French revolution happened, why Japanese people never get laid and pirates!   If you enjoyed our podcast please follow us on…

Historical Repentance

One of the most difficult issues for any history student is the problem of context. Should we judge historical actors according to our own values, or do we need to take the views of the time into account? There are problems with both choices. If we decide who is a ‘good’ person in accordance with…

Does the Future Belong to SJWs?

On the recommendation of a friend, I have been reading The Descent of Man by the artist, sculptor and transvestite Grayson Perry. My friend said to me “if you want to understand modern feminism read this book.” The book is a mess of internal contradictions. For example, in one chapter, Perry talks about how forced gender…

Goodbye Grid Girls

Last week the Professional Darts Association got rid of the ‘walk on girls’ that accompany the players onto the Oche. Today the F1 are getting rid of the ‘grid girls’ that have become an integral feature of F1 racing for as long as I can remember. As somebody who does not really follow sports I…

Like Mother Like Daughter

A graph published in this weeks edition of The Economist shows how a woman’s earning power is impacted by having children. It turns out that there is a strong correlation between the amount of income a woman loses by having children and the earnings her mother lost by starting a family. For example, if a mother…

Dose Of Liberty- Episode 2

Joined by Jamie Fordham, the face for Kent Libertarians and winner of the prize for activism in the Libertarian Party UK, Tammy, Jordan and Bruno go through events already buzzing the libertarian circle in 2018. The visit and talks by Jordan B Peterson in London the week before. The Chanel 4 interview with Cathy Newman…

LPUK Conference 2018

It is a freezing cold January afternoon. The setting is a brightly lit subterranean hall, the ridiculously baroque design of the room makes the place look like an upmarket nightclub. But people are not here to dance they are here to the UK Libertarian Party Conference. The LPUK has had an unexpected burst of energy in…

The State Does Not Protect Children

This week it emerged that a family in California had held their children captive and tortured them. The disturbing case of the Turpin children, dubbed the ‘shackled siblings’ by the media is truly horrifying. The fact that parents could treat their children in such an appalling way should send shivers up our spines. The state…