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Not Playing Political Football

I would like to begin this article with an apology. For various reasons, I have not been able to put any blog posts up on here for some time. I am not under any delusion that people are sat staring at their computer screen eagerly anticipating my next article. But I enjoy writing and I know…

Bombing Syria would be a Disaster

  Tucker Carlson is not somebody who I would usually be happy to endorse. But in this video that has been doing the rounds on social media, he is absolutely spot on. There seems to be a growing consensus amongst the powers that be in America that something must be done about President Assad. Is has…

The State of Internationalism

Internationalism has been an important part of our modern worldview. Behind Syria, Russia, North Korea and the fight against international terrorism is the belief that the basis for a successful solution to these problems is cooperation between nations. The belief that the ‘international community’ should roll up their collective sleeves and sort these issues out is…

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…

Libertarian Home in 2018

There is an interesting fact circulating the internet. All living adults were born between 1900 and 2000 – an era that mostly predates the internet and both Facebook (2004) and Twitter (2006). All children were born since 2000 and their earliest memories therefore include a fully matured internet (1983) and world wide web (1991). They…

The Power Problem

The most stinging critique of Anarcho-Capitalism comes from professor Noam Chomsky when he argues that such a social system would be a sick joke. This is because the result would be the consolidation of power into the hands of a few mega-wealthy individuals. These super-rich elites would then be in a position to coerce the…

The Casualties of Globalisation

This week’s edition of The Economist has a cover story about globalisation. The feature, entitled The Right way to Help Declining Places laments the populist movements that have recently risen to prominence. It is no secret that The Economist detests the likes of Trump, Farage and Le Pen. The article beings with a foreboding message:…

Libertarian Home as a Town Square

Occasionally Libertarian Home authors disagree with each other. Occasionally Libertarian Home readers disagree with Libertarian Home authors, and each other, too. As the political atmosphere becomes more divided and new forces rise and fall this is only going to happen more often. Today two different people have been in contact. One challenging me not to…

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…