The new normal of Aussie politics
Zac Alstin | 14 July 2016
tags: Australian politics, elections, political pessimism
Can you spot the pattern?

A free society is a moral achievement
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | 13 July 2016
tags: anti-semitism, democracy, Liberty
Freedom is not safe space.

Meet Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister
Victoria Honeyman | 12 July 2016
tags: Brexit, British politics, leadership
The Conservative contest is cut short.

What Enlightenment thinkers would have made of Donald Trump
Anna Plassart | 08 June 2016
tags: demagoguery, democracy, Donald Trump, Enlightenment
18th Century thinkers had grave fears about the seductive pull of demagogues

Scalia’s impact on the Supreme Court
Brian Fitzpatrick | 29 February 2016
tags: Antonin Scalia, judicial activism, originalism, textualism, US Supreme Court
He was a powerful spokesman for the movement against judicial activism.

Diagnosing the American illness
Justin Dyer | 07 January 2016
tags: American politics, Keynsian economics, Obama
What will politics look like after Obama?

Neither of nor by the people
Steven Smith | 27 November 2015
tags: constitutional rights, Liberty, Roman Empire
The 'image of liberty' in America and the Roman Empire.

An ode to Democracy in America
John Keane | 06 July 2015
tags: Alexis de Tocqueville, democracy
Why de Tocqueville's masterpiece is still worth reading.

Thanksgiving and Puritan geopolitics in the New World
Stratfor | 27 November 2014
Puritan settlements in New England were part of a grand strategy for controlling the wealth of the Americas.

Why we should keep the cult of youth out of politics
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 06 August 2014
tags: democracy, politics, youth
Only someone at home with the humdrum of life is qualified for political activity.

Eurosceptics and family values
Peter Smith | 02 June 2014
tags: democracy, European Parliament, family values
What does the new European parliament augur for human dignity and the family?

Is climate change a threat to democracy?
Michael Cook | 29 April 2014
tags: climate change, democracy, environment
Two recent proposals suggest that the Ivory Tower has lost faith in the wisdom of democracy.

Trampling on youthful hopes, Russia radicalizes Ukraine
Mark Hanssen | 18 March 2014
tags: European values, Russia, Ukraine
Putin's bullying transforms mere idealism into a real independence movement.

Democracy is broke. Here’s how to fix it
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 March 2014
tags: democracy, family, The Economist, virtue
People are dying in the name of democracy while others are disenchanted. What has gone wrong?

Democracy in times of crisis
John Keane | 26 February 2014
tags: book reviews, democracy
Without strong leaders democracies can only muddle through.

The next human rights revolution
Chen Guangcheng | 31 October 2013
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, human rights
China’s totalitarian system threatens justice on a global scale, says a renowned human rights activist.

Why do we bother to vote?
John Armstrong | 06 September 2013
tags: Australia, democracy, politics
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.

Too many victims to remember
Dmytro Moroz and Claire Bigg | 03 September 2013
On August 18, 1941, the Soviet government killed scores of thousands of its own citizens. No one remembers.

Keeping the NSA in perspective
George Friedman | 18 July 2013
tags: privacy, Stratfor, surveillance
Remember Pearl Harbor? The NSA certainly does.

A case for bureaucratic clawback
Denyse O'Leary | 01 February 2013
tags: animal welfare, justice, subsidiarity
When a fight over a cat goes to federal court it is time to call on a Catholic principle.

Pro-lifers taking a new direction
William West | 15 January 2013
tags: abortion, human dignity, human rights, prisons, pro-life
Prison reform is human dignity issue that needs to be addressed urgently.

Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?
Robert R. Reilly | 26 December 2012
tags: Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.

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