Edwin's book

The Private Production of Defense?

by Edwin van de Haar It is fun to think about the almost unthinkable. Therefore this contribution is about the idea that no state is needed to provide military security … Continue Reading →

Raskolnikov’s Realism

At the end of Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, we find a moment when the main character (and at this point, our friend) Raskolnikov dreams about the international. He is … 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 →

Why Citizens are Responsible for fighting Human Trafficking

Two weeks ago I went to see the movie Ghosts. It was shown as part of a Film Festival Against Human Trafficking organized by Unchosen  in partnership with Anti-Slavery International, Refugee … 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 →

Flourishing? Palestine, Somalia and Leviathan

Jeremy Wildeman has recently written a very interesting analysis of how the media gets Palestinian ‘economic flourishing’ wrong. The mainstream narrative accounts for the phenomenon in terms of Israel’s provision … Continue Reading →


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