How Brexit helps ‘the least of these’

Brexit may suffer from the most uniquely inverted public perception in modern international affairs. The British referendum to leave the European Union – the most successful rebellion against global governance to date – is depicted as a racist and xenophobic retreat into an isolated and atomized existence.  Continue Reading...

To fight poverty, Oxfam must measure what matters

If people of faith want to reduce global poverty, they must begin by accurately measuring the problem. But a well-publicized report on international poverty distorts the problem and promotes solutions that would leave the world’s poorest people worse off, according to two free market experts. Continue Reading...

France settles for Macron and malaise

What should American citizens think of Emmanuel Macron and the impact he will have as the next president of France? His outsider status, entrenched opposition, and imprecise political platform may create the perfect storm for France to continue marching in place, according to a new essay in Religion & Liberty Transatlantic. Continue Reading...

Scottish independence: The road to ruin?

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, has called for a second national referendum on independence from the UK. Fleeing Westminster is to her Scottish National Party (SNP) as leaving the EU was to UKIP: its all-encompassing passion and the party’s raison d’etre. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg on the fracturing of France

With the first round of the French election results in, and no major candidates even managing to get a quarter of the total votes, two candidates remain: Marine Le Pen of the National Front, a populist and nationalist party, and Emmanuel Macron, the center-Left candidate of the “En Marche!” (“On Our Way”) political party. Continue Reading...