As someone who moves in moderate circles, I have cause to talk to people on both the Left and Right of the political spectrum. With Brexit dominating the political sphere, I've already made several discussions of Brexit from a wide range of perspectives, but I was reminded the other day that plenty on the economic Left … Continue reading The EU is not a Neoliberal Organisation – no matter what the Left says
Too many people wrongly understand this debate as one of security versus privacy. The real choice here is one of liberty versus control... privacy is not in what we hide, but in having the freedom to hide something.
"And as the people thrill to him as a sort of solution, a democracy madly, willingly, impetuously, repeals itself."
To Popper, intolerance is not to be deployed as a countermeasure when the utterance of intolerant ideas might make you uncomfortable, or when those ideas seem impolite, or when they get you really mad. Intolerance – if that’s the right word for it – is only warranted when we are already facing ‘fists and pistols,’ or, presumably, worse...