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Libertarians vs conservatives – an update

Charles RichardsonAug 19, 2016

Young libertarians and conservatives attend another debate, and tell us what they think. It's interesting, and disturbing.

Thailand votes for an uncertain future

Charles RichardsonAug 9, 2016

Thailand has a new constitution, but there was something less than a resounding vote of confidence in military rule.

Two lectures, or how libertarians lost the plot

Charles RichardsonAug 8, 20162 Comments

The rise of Donald Trump shows why we can't rely on libertarians to defend liberty.

Racism and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonAug 3, 2016

Decisions on voting rights provide further evidence for the centrality of race to the Republican identity.

Race and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonJul 29, 2016

The history of the last fifty years in the Republican party shows how the conservative movement sowed the seeds of its own destruction. It's not clear how it can ever be rebuilt.

Spain, eighty years on

Charles RichardsonJul 20, 2016

Spain marks another anniversary, but the lessons of the civil war have a special resonance this year for the rest of the world as well.

Disunited Kingdom, European Disunion

Charles RichardsonJun 29, 20164 Comments

A look at the winners and losers from the British referendum result.

Brexit: live reports

Charles RichardsonJun 24, 20162 Comments

British referendum results as they appear.

Decision-day for Britain on Europe

Charles RichardsonJun 24, 2016

In or out? Britain decides whether or not to stick with a European future.

Happy birthday, Miranda!

Charles RichardsonJun 14, 2016

For fifty years now, police in America have had to observe procedural safeguards that protect suspects' rights, and the sky has still not fallen in. But some haven't learned the lesson.

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