What a contradiction in terms!Details
Diplomatic immunity is a government-granted licence to initiate the use of force and fraud with impunity.
A clear violation of individual rightsDetails
Imagine we’re on a plane; we’ve crossed an ocean, we’ve landed; we’re taxiing up to the gate. As we file off the plane we have our passports ready.
But something rather strange happens: no one wants to look at them. We see no official-looking types of any kind.
Welcome to Freelandia, a country—perhaps it’s better to call it a place—which is truly free: there’s no government to invade and restrict our liberties. Of course, Freelandia doesn’t exist (yet) except in my imagination.
And in science fiction, the literature of the imaginationDetails
Socialism Begins at Home The other day, I was talking to a young woman who’d run away from home when she was 16. “Why did you run away?” I asked her. “Because I wanted to be free,” she answered. And after a moment added: “Everyone wants to be free.” Do they? I wonder. Like this…Details
In the run-up to the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, I was often asked my views on Hong Kong’s future. This article, written in 1991, was my response.Details