On the Edge

The libertarian community is already quite broad, but as it grows in popularity other groups will choose to associate themselves with it. It is a feature of Libertarian Home that they be welcomed, but caution is required so that the centre of libertarianism does not move or the term will become meaningless.

Classical liberalism can enjoy meaningful triumphs

Since participation in the democratic movement has been a theme here of late, I thought I would share a perspective from Dan Hannan: It worked. A party that was still imperialist, militarist and mildly protectionist in its outlook began to make space for what we would nowadays call libertarians. A few key individuals were convinced,…

Against Edward Snowden

In Mr. Snowden, we see a man who has – in a move allegedly about promoting liberty for all – shacked up with a brutal, murderous autocrat. While President Putin of Russia continues to battle for religiously-sanctioned gay-bashing, Snowden hangs on to his virtual coat tails.

Conservative libertarian group seeks volunteers

Again, not everyone’s cup of tea maybe but a good source of experience for people wanting a serious political career of a broadly libertarian kind. Conservatives for Liberty is an independent think tank and campaign group aimed at promoting libertarian, socially liberal and free market ideas amongst Conservatives in the UK. We believe capitalism, individualism,…

“The Witch” is dead

This appeared by the train tracks on the Royal Marine Commando building in Bermondsey shortly after Thatcher’s death. It’s an indication of much seating there is on London commuter trains that it took this long to photograph this graffiti. Trains may have improved under privatisation but there are plenty problems still. Each of those problems…

A Defence of War

Much debate has gone on among people who self-identify as libertarians about the correct response to the horror in Syria. I made my position clear, and have done so for a while, that military intervention – if properly deployed and policed – would be a far better alternative than gutless international censure or inaction. Despite…

Conservatives for Liberty

If there is one thing the libertarian movement lacks it is strong institutions. Given our pro-prosperity and pro-market bent it is noticable that money isn’t being thrown at setting up more of them, by people who have money and feel they deserve to keep it. Perhaps the answer is that there are too few good…