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Capitalist technology sustained the failed economic experiment of Soviet Communism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Despite the central role played by State controlled central banks and financial institutions in bringing about the conditions which led to...

The Communist Holocaust and Its Lessons for the 21st Century

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST For at least half a century, nearly every secondary school pupil and university student in Britain has learnt about the evils...

Politically incorrect truths about colonialism and the Third World

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST At a time when left-wing ‘anti-racist’ activists are seeking to remove statues of Cecil Rhodes and other historical figures associated with...

From atheism to Christianity: a personal journey

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Do you find it difficult to believe in God or accept the claims of Christianity? I did, when I was an...

Patriotism And Freedom: A Libertarian Defence of National Sovereignty

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Editor's Note: The following essay previously appeared in our predecessor publication "The Moral Liberal" on August 8, 2016. With the formal...

Christianity and Freedom: A Personal View

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST For decades, many observers of the contemporary cultural scene have been rightly concerned about the growing evidence that materially advanced Western...

Freedom and community: a Conservative perspective

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Living as we do in the age of the Internet and 24/7 radio and television, our lives and perspectives are now...

Revolutionary socialism and sexual politics

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST ‘Social liberalism’ has become the universally accepted label applied to all those in the western democracies who support the Left’s political...

Patriotism and Freedom

A libertarian defence of national sovereignty BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Three quarters of a century ago, when Britain was fighting for her life and the freedom...

In Defence of Israel: Key Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST The Jews’ unbroken connection with the land of Israel Contrary to what many people believe, the Jews did not return to Palestine...

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST When Benjamin Franklin introduced his grandson to Voltaire shortly before the latter’s death in 1778, that great opponent of the Catholic...

The Totalitarianism Link

WORTH QUOTING, PHILLIP VANDER ELST From his classic Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State The link between atheism, moral relativism, and totalitarianism, is...

Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Introduction Ever since that period in European history known as the ‘18th century Enlightenment,’ the idea has firmly taken root in Western...

Cosmic Tyrant or Freedom’s God?—Philip Vander Elst

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Since the days of Lucretius in Ancient Rome, the very idea of God has aroused hostility in the hearts of many...

Cosmic Tyrant or Freedom's God?—Philip Vander Elst

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Since the days of Lucretius in Ancient Rome, the very idea of God has aroused hostility in the hearts of many...

Two Early Prophetic Anti-Socialist Satires

PHILIP VANDER ELST, THE FREEMAN “I had spent an extremely interesting evening. I had dined with some very ‘advanced’ friends of mine at the ‘National...

Socialism’s Prescient Critics

Philip Vander Elst, The Freeman There is a good case to be made that the birth and spread of totalitarian socialism defines the twentieth century...