In Robert Jackson’s 2007 primer on sovereignty (published by Polity Press), the eminent Boston University professor speaks of the challenge of ensuring that those with state power are responsible and prudent. “For those who wield power,” he says, “there is a permanent temptation to abuse their power.”
It is important to remember this in the lead-up to the European elections in May.
Sir Roger Scruton
New York: All Points Books, 2018
A range of emotions was likely felt among the polarized electorate in the U.S.
It may seem odd to have an American address a gathering of Czech monarchists. Were not the United States born in a revolution against a King? Has not much of our foreign policy for the past century been dedicated to pushing monarchs off their thrones—and keeping them off? How can a patriotic American who claims to love his country possibly favour monarchy?
Yvan Blot, the French politician, civil servant, and man of letters, died on 10 October 2018 aged 70.
“[The movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’] is a classic that most Americans turn to, each Christmas season. The story of the irreplaceable value of the life of a man and the impact on the lives of countless others. Yet, it seems that the real miracle that is revealed in the film goes often overlooked.” (Bree Dail)
By some surfing accident on YouTube, I stumbled on a short black-and-white video of a Cuban journalist conducting a Spanish-language…
While change is inevitable, it should never be abrupt. History has repeatedly taught us this, particularly in terms of political change. And…
Alain de Benoist
Paris: Éditions Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, 2015
Sovereignty—especially American sovereignty—stands in the way of creating a better world. Sovereignty keeps us from developing adequately the institutions we…
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