Regulating the Sounds Spoken

By Hobhouse. “If you come to England, you must speak English”! This saying has many implications and inherent undertones to it, many of which are often mis thought or simply xenophobic. However, the adage does often garner wide support from “liberals,” conservatives and, of course, the far-right vocalists. Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, said in 2014 … Continue reading Regulating the Sounds Spoken

Book review of “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Noah Harari.

After making sense of the past in his first literary effort Sapiens and turning his analytical mind toward the future in Homo Deus, Harari now seeks to provide some self-help for those living in the present century. Harari’s first effort, Sapiens: a brief history of humankind, was first published in his native Hebrew. Once translated … Continue reading Book review of “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Noah Harari.

Turning Point comes to Britain

By Hobhouse Turning point UK (TPUK), an off-shoot of their American counterparts Turning Point USA (TPUSA), was launched online in early February. The group describes itself as a “grassroots organisation deadicated to educating students and other young people on the values of free markets, limited government and personal responsibility.” TPUK seeks to challenge the general … Continue reading Turning Point comes to Britain

Liberalism or cultural homeostasis, but not both.

The US government, as reported on during June 2018, was separating families seeking asylum through illegal means i.e. crossing the boarder illegally and not, as is legally required, reporting to “ports of entry.” Having said that, however, there has been some reported cases in which (potential) immigrant families had been separated after having followed the … Continue reading Liberalism or cultural homeostasis, but not both.