Alastair Paynter

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When the Lamps Went Out

The Great War and the death of liberal England

JULY 21, 2014 by ALASTAIR PAYNTER

Before World War I, the average Englishman had little regular contact with the State; afterward, there was little the State did not touch.

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Society and State in Modern Britain

FEBRUARY 12, 2013 by ALASTAIR PAYNTER

When the State seeks to perform the duties that ordinarily would be carried out through people's voluntary social bonds, it damages these bonds and weakens civilization.

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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