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Who was Napoleon?


If we study Napoleon’s personality objectively, we will see that our today’s view about him is a result of a clever PR strategy. It was PR people who created the myth that Napoleon was a genius, unbeatable general.

The first liberals

Thomas Nast [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The first liberals (including English politician R. Cobden[i], the US President W. Wilson and the pacifist N. Angell[ii]), in their main theses, oppose realists as to them the political regime (to be more specific, democracy or non-democracy) is crucial in the analysis of IR. If the countries are democratic, they steadily evolve, aiming at the creation of the over-state system and appearance of special over-governmental institutions. Whilst the other countries democratize, they will be joined in these institutions. That’s why the principle of national egoism and “self-help” may be included in democratization process, which may be the basis of the civil societal world and different societies’ integration, being yet divided by national borders, in one democratic civil society.

Lenin's win is a relief for Assange


The victory of Lenin Moreno in the Ecuador's election means that the founder of WikiLeaks will not be extradited to his pursuers

Traditionalism and Free Trade: An Exercise in Libertarian Outreach

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Of the issues that divide libertarians and traditionalists, free trade may be the most important. It is central to nearly all our debates. Do we tend to a contractual or an organic view of human relationships? Do we embrace or do we fear a technological and economic progress that is carrying us into a world we cannot predict? Do we regard mankind as a single race, capable, despite its present separations, of a single future history? Or do we regard these present separations as inevitable, and perhaps worth maintaining? Where do we stand in the debate over England that took place between about 1830 and 1850? In all these and more, how we view free trade will usually correlate with, and may determine, the side that we take.