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Monthly Archives: May 2014
If the NSA suppresses political dissent, why are they so bad at it?
I came across Barry Eisler’s post Motive, Means, and Opportunity: Why NSA Secrecy Should Worry Us All and I thought he would explain why secrecy was bad for a liberal democracy. Although he never discussed this issue, he did make … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, Government, justice, philosophy Tagged Barry Eisler, Baruch Spinoza, Glenn Greenwald, National Security Agency, NSA, political dissent, Project Shamrock, United States, United States Constitution Comments Off on If the NSA suppresses political dissent, why are they so bad at it?
An analysis of the Farage interview on LBC Radio: Was it really a “car crash?”
In the week leading up to the 2014 local elections and the European Union elections, we were treated to the power of the media in its ability to hold politicians to account. When the LBC commentator Mr. James O’Brien interviewed … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, justice, local government, statesmanship Tagged European Union, Farage, Jeremy Paxman, LBC, Michael Howard, Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party, UKIP Comments Off on An analysis of the Farage interview on LBC Radio: Was it really a “car crash?”
Does liberalism need to answer Tony Benn’s questions?
Many people were not fans of Tony Benn. They did not agree with his politics, or his political style. For some people, he was more in the mould of Michael Foot than John Smith or Tony Blair, which may have … Continue reading
Posted in Government, justice, local government, republicanism, statesmanship Tagged Carl Schmitt, Iraq War, Labour, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Prerogative power, Sovereign power, Tony Benn, Tony Blair, United States Comments Off on Does liberalism need to answer Tony Benn’s questions?
Will Chicago’s “disappeared” have justice?
“Behold, I cry, ‘Violence!’ but I get no answer; I shout for help, but there is no justice. Job 19:7 The Chicago Police Department, in its war on crime, has declared some murders as non-criminal deaths. They have done this, according … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, justice, local government Tagged Chicago, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Police Department, Gun violence, Illinois, Natural justice, New York City Comments Off on Will Chicago’s “disappeared” have justice?