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Rights, Revolutions, and World Order By Ruben Alvarado
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An analysis of the drift toward world government via "universal jurisdiction," whereby national sovereignty is stigmatized, its exercise delegitimized, and the path is cleared toward a... More > one-world regime. Human rights are the ideological equipment used to abolish nationhood in favor of this universal government.< Less
Good, Rights, and Austrian Capital Theory By Ruben Alvarado
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An evaluation of Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's neglected study of the relationship of law to economics. The discussion lays the groundwork for a fresh understanding of economics on the basis of legal... More > in addition to natural (physiocratic) categories -- hence, an institutional approach.< Less
Redeemer Nation By Ruben Alvarado
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The origins of the United States are explored from a Christian perspective, emphasizing the ambivalent nature of the founding. This ambivalence lies in the exaltation of liberty at the expense of... More > authority and "divine right," or, in other words, higher law and authority grounded in a legitimacy higher than the popular will.< Less
Two Kinds of Democracy By Ruben Alvarado
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The article explores the origins of modern democracy, focusing on the contribution of Hugo Grotius as progenitor of classical liberal democracy. The alternative form of democracy, progressive or... More > radical democracy, is seen as springing from Jean-Jacques Rousseau and, in line with the analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville, this form of democracy is seen as inheriting and maintaining the tradition of royal absolutism.< Less
What We Are Up Against By Ruben Alvarado
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This article, originally published in 2006, draws parallels between the contemporary situation of national and international conflict and the situation in the late 17th century, the conflict between... More > France and the rest of Europe. That was the time of the War of the Spanish Succession, which was a crucial conflict that could have produced a much different outcome which would have been much more favorable to constitutionalism, perhaps averting both the French Revolution and the ascendancy of absolutism in Germany. The link to today lies in the coalition of forces: absolutism allying with Islam, which today wishes to eliminate national sovereignty on a constitutional basis.< Less
The Meaning of National Sovereignty By Ruben Alvarado
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The idea of national sovereignty is explored. Why are there nations? What is the relationship between nationhood and sovereignty? The contributions of Christian theologians and philosophers are... More > explored as they pertain to these questions. It is found that Christian thinkers developed the framework for understanding national or popular sovereignty, in opposition to the claims of universal jurisdiction of pope and emperor. These conclusions are applied to the contemporary debate surrounding the formation of the European Union.< Less
Vitoria's New World Order By Ruben Alvarado
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The work of Francisco de Vitoria is explored, highlighting his role as a pioneer in the development of international law. Vitoria viewed the nations as sovereign entities rather than subjects of... More > universal empire, and sketched principles of international relations and law whereby relations between these nations could be regulated without recourse to an overarching imperial power. His work was foundational to the future development of international law.< Less
The Domestic Balance of Power By Ruben Alvarado
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An exploration of the role of the church in civil life. The church is seen historically as the major medium through which civil liberty was transmitted and nurtured in Western civilization. This view... More > challenges the current notion that it is the elimination of the church that allowed civil liberty to flourish.< Less

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