The Red Bourgeoisie

Many moons ago during my brief youthful flirtation with trotskyism, the nature of what was then the Soviet Union was debated endlessly. The orthodox line was that the USSR was a degenerated workers state whose ruling elite closely resembled a trade union bureaucracy here in the West. With their privileged lifestyle the leadership of the […]

Victories for the Libertarian Movement in the Brazilian local elections

On the last October, 2nd, Brazilians held the first turn of the 2016 local elections. Three groups of Libertarian movements had running candidates and won some seats on the local administrations of important cities. Among those groups, the Free Brazil Movement (MBL), one of the most relevant libertarian movements in the country, elected 8 city councillors […]

We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in the EU, just to re-impose them at Westminster

“We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at a European level with a European super-state exercising a new dominance from Brussels.” On the 20th of September 1988, Margaret Thatcher addressed the College of Europe with a speech that is now commonly referred to as […]