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Tag Archives: surveillance powers
What Lord Tebbit shares with Islamists: Woolwich, Islam and the struggle with Liberalism
The attack in Woolwich has raised questions about how the UK will manage its relationship with its Muslim citizens. More generally, the call for more surveillance power for the state raises questions about how all citizens will be treated. Therein … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Conservative, European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, Human Rights Act, Human Rights Act 1998, human-rights, Islam, islamic radicals, Liberalism, muslim citizens, religion, surveillance powers Comments Off on What Lord Tebbit shares with Islamists: Woolwich, Islam and the struggle with Liberalism
What happens when we can longer find the moral arguments to defend democracy?
The following was developed in response to an exchange I had with Paul Bernal on his excellent blog about the UK government’s proposed surveillance powers. In the discussion in previous class on the issue, a student from the former soviet … Continue reading
Posted in education, Government, scholarship, statesmanship Tagged Democracy, good citizens, James Madison, Michael Sandel, Politics, surveillance powers Comments Off on What happens when we can longer find the moral arguments to defend democracy?