Contact-Tracing Apps: Different Countries Different Rules

All over the world governments have started to use contact-tracing apps to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the use of this technology is touted as an effective way to limit transmission of the virus, critics worry about the privacy of…

Interview with Jonge Democraten

This is an article in our series of interviews with liberal and democratic youth organisations. Other interviews can be found here. The Jonge Democraten (Young Democrats) are a Dutch progressive-liberal youth organisation, founded in 1984. The organisation is affiliated with…

Interview with Nikolay Artemenko

This is an article in our series of interviews with liberal and democratic youth organisations. Other interviews can be found here. Nikolay Artemenko is the Federal Coordinator of Vremya, a Russian youth movement that started in St Petersburg, and now has…

How Nationalists Win the Debate on the UN Migration Pact

In his book Don’t think of an Elephant cognitive scientist George Lakoff explains how the language used in political debates often predetermines the outcomes of those debates. The reason for this is that different ways of describing something induce in…

Interview with Andrea Ugrinoska: IFLRY’s New Executive Director

As of October, Andrea Ugrinoska is IFLRY’s new Executive Director, she is IFLRY’s only full-time employee, and is responsible for running IFLRY’s office in London. Krijn van Eeden, Libel co-editor, interviewed her to find out more about her and her…

Hobbes: Leviathan – The Problem

You can read an introductory post to Krijn’s series on liberal political philosophy here. In what Hobbes calls “the natural condition of mankind” (p. 86), people’s lives are be “solitary, poore, nasty, brutish and short.” (p. 89) Hobbes believes this,…