A Return

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I have had a very busy eighteen months, and am currently a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. I have been writing a lot in other places, but this… Read More »A Return


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Whenever awful shootings occur in the United States, the various responses are predictable. There will be some half-hearted attempt to discuss the regulation of firearms, and some discussion of American… Read More »Violence

Health Facts

During the recent debate over health-care reform in the United States and since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commentators in the USA have frequently compared… Read More »Health Facts

James Madison and America Healthcare

The problem for supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that the core principle of the 1787 Constitution is the idea of ‘limited government’.