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The Myth of Democracy

This week, the US congress voted on an amendment to stop the NSA’s PRISM program which has been making headlines for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the vote was defeated in the House of Representatives by 217-205, and so the NSA … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

Now, instead of the divine right of kings, we have the divine right of parliament. The parliament has become the king, and there is no longer any realistic or effective check on the ambitions of the executive. Richard North, on … Continue reading

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On the meaning of words

What do we mean by democracy? How do we define capitalism or socialism? Part of the challenge when discussing these ideas is that we all have different definitions of the ideas themselves. CS Lewis complained about certain words losing their meaning, and … Continue reading

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