On loneliness and alienation

By Steve BrackenMore and more across the Western world, people are being concerned about rising mental health issues and loneliness amongst young people. Luke has written several posts on suicide and suicide prevention already from his experiences, a topic adjacent to this one. Given that I also have some personal experience in this area, I … Continue reading On loneliness and alienation

Suicide prevention: looking past convention

Writing lazy language won’t prevent suicide wasn’t the start point and certainly wasn’t the end point of an exploration of why suicide prevention is stuck in a stasis; people kill themselves and they do it in high numbers. One can’t wish with suicide prevention in order to make it so; it would be impossible to categorically stop … Continue reading Suicide prevention: looking past convention

What Freedom Requires

The following is an article by Elliot Hill, contributor to The Galtline.  Many today see government as a weapon to wield against others in society to get what they need, this comes from the fact that our freedom isn’t guaranteed and the view of man that says he doesn’t deserve or require freedom, what is … Continue reading What Freedom Requires

Rights have been embezzled

It has been the object of debate for centuries, it has been the subject of philosophical tomes for that time too and it is an essential driving component of political systems. A use, or misuse, of the term has played a major part in telling history; and will play a major part in mapping the … Continue reading Rights have been embezzled

1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

The French Revolution, philosophically unsteady at its conception, erupted into fascistic Terror on the 5th of September 1793. Four years into the revolution, a consistent level of compromise came to an ugly conclusion. The Terreur lasted until the death of Maximilien Robespierre on the 28th of July 1794. It became bona-fide on the 29th of … Continue reading 1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

How a failure to secure property rights caused the decline of Ancient Rome

This essay follows the logic and arguments made by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in their book "Why Nations Fail." All research was conducted by Acemoglu, Robinson and their team. At its height the Roman Empire spanned much of the known world from modern day Iraq in the east, Portugal in the west, Scotland to the … Continue reading How a failure to secure property rights caused the decline of Ancient Rome

Communism isn’t cool

The next few weeks see the centenary of the October Revolution (commonly referred to as Red October) which kick-started the 74-year existence of the Soviet Union – the rise and fall of a failed communist experiment. This seems a perfect moment to ask, despite an estimated 56-62 million ‘unnatural deaths’ in the USSR overall (34-49 … Continue reading Communism isn’t cool