Greece's Anticapitalist Turn

Δημοσιεύτηκε στην Wall Street Journal, 21/1/2013.    Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece's Syriza party—the Alliance of the Radical Left—is currently visiting the United States. It will be an interesting experience for both sides.  Syriza is a political party committed to overthrowing capitalism. It says so in its most recent policy document, a declaration approved last month by a congress of 3,000 party delegates. This declaration invites the Greek people to fight against an immensely powerful enemy, "globalized large capital," which supposedly drives peoples to total destitution both in Europe and the developing world. Continue reading

Review of Legal Rights in Ethics

                   Vol. 121, No. 3, April 2011   >   Ethics   Published by: The University of Chicago Press   Book Reviews Reviewed work(s): Eleftheriadis, Pavlos. Legal Rights.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 186. $85.00 (cloth). Andrew Halpin Swansea University This is a book which is appropriately ambitious in setting the exploration of legal rights in a far wider setting. It encompasses a general understanding of law and the nature of theoretical investigation (or philosophical reflection) on law and its relationships with the moral and political realms. Continue reading