Once George Orwell stated “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear”. Furthermore, the word liberty stems the Latin word 'liber' which refers to freedom. i.e. liberty means absence of all restraints and freedom to do whatever one prefers. Apparently, this sort of liberty remains embryonic, and lacks complexity. Thus, such a freedom is unachievable while living in society.
“Man is a social animal formed to please in society” Baron De Montesquieu. Human beings rely on society to a large extent. One must live in society. Consequently, liberty must be adjusted in regards of the liberty of others, so that an individual can fit-in. Thus, the regulation of human conduct and behavior is indispensable in social life.
Relatively, in the Declaration of Rights of Man (1789), the leaders of the French Revolution defined liberty as "the power to do anything that does not injure another." The indicated revolutionized the…Continue
In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.
Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
October 18 –…Continue
Indiana University Army ROTC took part in this year's Global Ethics Day by discussing human rights. More specifically, discoursing how human rights are the foundation for any discussion on international or global ethics because human rights constitute the core of international justice. Human rights not only stipulate how states must interact externally with other states but also stipulate how a state must internally treat its own people. These rights place a limit on a state’s internal and external autonomy.Continue
DeVry Faci celebrated Global Ethics Day 2017 by hosting several debates and panels discussing ethics in various areas of society. Many professors and invited guests shared their experiences with students about their own work and its' connection to…Continue
Although many people in government and politics are reluctant to change the tax regime, we should recognize that our present complicated system for taxation is unfair and has many faults. The biggest problem with taxation is to arrange it on a…Continue
Peace requires positive combativity in our relations and equally in the face of our own impulses. But to define peace as the struggle won by reason against instincts is false. It is not by fighting that inner peace is attained, but by cultivating an…Continue