What Trudeau means for the international community – Dunja Stajic

On October 19th, Canada elected its 23rd Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau’s leadership brought the Liberal Party of Canada to a strong victory, forming a majority government after a decade-long Conservative administration. A long time coming, the Liberals won on the…

Policy versus Gender: Why Feminists Aren’t Supporting Hillary Clinton – Danika Kimball

The Democratic race for the presidency is well under way, with just under two months to go until the Iowa Caucus. Polls indicate that Hillary Clinton is leading in the race so far, despite her opponent Bernie Sanders’ surprising wave…

Trump: Middle America’s Head Chieftain – Mary Grace

Trump sways wildly from extreme to extreme, for example in 2001 in his bibliography he said that all drugs should be made legal, and even as late as April 2011 he was reported to have supported the legalization of all…

Black People are Depressed (and No One is Realizing it) – Mary Grace

In the United States African-Americans not only deal with more depression, but often do not get diagnosed with it, when diagnosed, get less treatment, and have less adherence to treatment. This isn’t a disease, but a symptom of larger problems.…

Climate Refugees: The Crisis that isn’t Recognised – Harriet Ainscough

Last year saw the largest number of refugees worldwide since the Second World War, and this year the numbers don’t look to be reducing. There’s an aspect to this crisis which isn’t accounted for within the UN Convention on the…

Thomas Hobbes: Liberty and Necessity

You can read an introductory post to Krijn’s series on liberal political philosophy here. Thomas Hobbes was an early modern English philosopher. In his treatise Of liberty and Necessity, Hobbes defines individual liberty as follows: “Liberty is the absence of…

The War Against Terror is a Bigger Threat than Terrorism Itself – Eirik Natlandsmyr

The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center was an attack on a symbol of freedom and cooperation. Just a few days after the attack, the Security Council on behalf of the United Nations pushed through new terror legislation…

International Drug Ban Fuels Terrorist Groups – Anniken Karlyme Wullum

The political debate on prohibition against drugs has changed more, and faster, than most people could have anticipated. Tolerating others’ use of substances you would never even touch is liberal in its essence. Every human has the right to decide…

The Refugee Crisis: A Global Problem Needs International Solutions – Vilde Marie Ystmark

Today, millions of people are fleeing their homes due to war and conflicts, living in temporary camps with no idea what the future will hold. Behind the numbers, there are refugees with worries no one deserve to bear and hopes…

Does thinking about Liberalism matter?

You can read an introductory post to Krijn’s series on liberal political philosophy here. This might sound like a strange question to ask, especially on a blog by and for liberals. What’s the point? We all agree that being liberal…