Intervention and Revolution

I've been writing lately about war. Bas van der Vossen and I have a volume upcoming at Oxford University Press entitled Debating Humanitarian Intervention. Today I published a post over at the Stockholm Center for the Ethics of War and Peace summarizing my views on the relationship between … Continue reading

Kant Unbound!

I neglected to post about this while it was actually happening, but I just finished participating in a Cato Unbound exchange on Immanuel Kant’s place in classical liberalism – with digressions on, inter alia, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Rand. My interlocutors … Continue reading

Democracy and Freedom

I have a paper in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Freedom called "Democracy and Freedom". It's available online first here. Abstract: There seems to be an intimate connection between democracy and freedom. But the nature of this connection is disputed. This chapter outlines possible … Continue reading

Nozick’s Method

A great deal of Anarchy, State, and Utopia is meant to respond to left-liberals. Left-liberals think that each person has an extensive set of negative civil liberties, i.e., rights against interference from others in making personal decisions about what to wear, what to worship, what to read, … Continue reading

The Page 99 Test: Against Democracy

"Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you." --Ford Madox Ford The Page 99 Test is a website that has authors post the 99th page of their book, and then comment on how it relates to the book as whole. You can read page 99 of Against … Continue reading