It is no overstatement for me to say that this is one of the most profound discussions I've ever listened to. If you only watch one video this year, make it this one. Absolutely essential viewing for everybody. Two of the greatest minds in the world connect. Absolute goldmine.
This is not intended as an article, but as a page to link-in from my about me page to update the scant introduction I wrote when I first set up the blog. This is an updated declaration of the various influences that coalesce to form my philosophical-political outlook, for anybody that's interested. PRIMARY INFLUENCES… Continue reading My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers
More than any other recent conflict in current affairs that I can recall, the Unite the Right rally and subsequent clash in Charlottesville have been immensely difficult to find objective, unbiased accounts and explanations of. The mainstream media have proven to be intent on sensationalising and stupefying the incident, whilst reports on the left and… Continue reading On Charlottesville: A Conversation with Keith Preston
For the last few weeks I've been holidaying with my partner in Tobago, and have only caught wind of the 'Unite the Right' march and the Charlottesville conflict passingly through popular media. I'm going to do a lot more research in the coming days, but for now I'd like to record some of my preliminary… Continue reading Reflections on the Charlottesville Conflict (Part 1)
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Keir Martland, leader of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK (or Mises UK). This is a rebranding and continuation of the Libertarian Alliance as previously spearheaded by Sean Gabb. From Keir's personal bio: 'Keir Martland is the Director of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK, having previously been Director… Continue reading Interview with Keir Martland
As I've made quite clear in a previous text, I am opposed to the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign, and am opposed to the radical revision of history in general. It is not in spite of Rhodes' zealous attitude towards colonialism and his galling and excessive national and racial chauvinism that I make this stand, but… Continue reading Rhodes Must Stand
There has been a small demand by some academics in recent times for writing or codifying the British constitution. While I have made an effort to familiarise myself with the literature of those proponents of the merits of written constitutions (Paine especially), I haven't found anything of enough substance to outweigh the arguments given by… Continue reading The British Constitution Part II: Reservations on a Written Constitution
There are two different senses in which the word 'constitution' is used in politics, and the tangling together of these two definitions is partly what makes the British constitution so puzzling to uncover for the neophyte student. The first type is the one that most people are accustomed to, which is the constitution as a… Continue reading An Introduction to Britain’s Unwritten Constitution