Don't Tread on Me (Brazil)

Twenty Cents of Trouble

It all began when the São Paulo city council decided to increase the bus fare by twenty cents. Anti-government protesters are now all over the place in the larger cities … Continue Reading →

Peace Symbol

Neither Sovereignty nor Intervention

In Dichotomyland (sometimes known as IR), the debate on wars, whether for “humanitarian purposes” or not, tends to be reduced to the opposition between sovereignty (and non-intervention) and solidarity (and … Continue Reading →


The Falklands Islands: the Scottish solution?

It seems to me that there are some interesting parallels between two prominent stories in the news cycle: the question of Scottish independence and the resurgence of the Falklands Islands … Continue Reading →

The Altar of the Presidency

By Fred Ferreira* Gene Healy’s The Cult of the Presidency is one of those books that makes you stop and ponder the conceptions that you held before reading it. Healy … Continue Reading →

Apathy and the Power of Pop: Is Gaga the next Organic Intellectual?

One question that my students often ask me is what do I think is the most pressing problem is in international relations? Which issue is the most threatening and demands … Continue Reading →

Classical Liberals

Classical Liberalism without Social Contract?

Last month I had the privilege of attending the Institute for Humane Studies seminars on scholarship and classical liberalism in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. I wanted to recycle my appreciation for … Continue Reading →


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