Monthly Archives: April 2017

Social Justice for Mortals

Social Justice for Mortals

The insistence that corporations can only have cynical motives sabotages our ability to use social scaffolding for the ends of social justice. So what if entrepreneurs target minority markets initially…

Finding Liberty Between Vulnerability and Coercion

Finding Liberty Between Vulnerability and Coercion

Vulnerability is an inescapable facet of human social life, and coercion is a necessary part of any attempt to defend the vulnerable. But coercion always introduces new vulnerabilities. Liberals must…

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Compares the blockbuster musical Hamilton’s liberal aspirations to the more honest moral accounting of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird…

Wanted: Mere Liberal Writers

Wanted: Mere Liberal Writers

A call for contributors, and a statement of mere liberalism…

Trump’s Jacksonianism and Its Needed Response

Trump’s Jacksonianism and Its Needed Response

What liberals can learn from the parallels between Trump and Old Hickory…

Sorry, Pepsi Haters, But Social Justice Needs Capitalism

Sorry, Pepsi Haters, But Social Justice Needs Capitalism

Last week’s backlash to the Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner and an army of hipster-looking protesters was fast and fierce…

Democracy Strikes Back

Democracy Strikes Back

In this essay I will argue that democracy is consistent with the essential requirements of a liberal government and that democracy is ethically and even epistemically superior to a close…

Atoms, But for Peace

Atoms, But for Peace

Chris Morgan defends the heresy of nuclear disarmament…

The Anti-War History of Literature

The Anti-War History of Literature

In his 2010 acceptance lecture for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa praised the civilizing power…

Principles of Liberalism

Principles of Liberalism

It’s beginning to sound cliché to say liberalism is in crisis, but anti-liberal parties are on the rise across Europe, Brexit is generally understood to be a…