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The New Aristocracy and the Poor

Hypocrisy comes by the shovel–full in the adversarial politics that passes for “democracy”. The latest dose came when Britain’s House of Lords had the cheek to intervene in David Cameron’s plan to dismantle the Welfare State in favour of a free-for-all labour market. Mr Cameron claims to be a One-Nation Conservative who wishes to raise […]

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How Democracy Can Trap Us

The overthrow of Egypt’s democratically elected leader – he received a majority of votes, which is more than can be said for most western governments – has left the doctrine of democracy in a mess. Tyrants are gleeful. Now is the time to define the authentic conditions under which a democracy can flourish. That must […]

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