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Whither the Centre-Right?

RNH Academic Director, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, attended the annual Margaret Thatcher dinner organised by Brussels think tank New Direction on 22 September 2022. This time, the venue was the House of the Blackheads (medieval merchants) in Tallinn, Estonia, and … Continue reading

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Lisbon: Freedom Through Reciprocal Control

Two of the most distinguished representatives of the conservative-liberal tradition were St. Thomas Aquinas and Edmund Burke, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, RNH Academic Director, observed in a lecture he gave at the Institute of Political Studies at the Catholic University … Continue reading

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Tbilisi: The Anti-Socialist Tradition

Experience shows that socialism has failed wherever it has been tried, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, RNH Academic Director, maintained in a lecture at the Liberty International conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, 13 August 2022. The most plausible theory explaining the inevitable … Continue reading

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Las Vegas: Freedomfest 2022

The largest gathering of freedom supporters in the world is undoubtedly Freedomfest which economist, entrepreneur and investor Mark Skousen ably organises every year, usually in Las Vegas. In 2022, it was held 13–16 July at the Mirage Hotel in Las … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: What Explains Denmark’s Success?

The relative success of the Scandinavian countries is not because of the welfare state constructed by social democrats in mid-twentieth century, but rather because of the solid legal and social framework offered by the nation state, supported by a strong … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Nationalism, Good and Bad

A distinction can be made between nationalism good and bad, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, RNH Academic Director, submitted at a CEPOS summer school in Copenhagen 12 June 2022. Good nationalism recognises the nation as a ‘daily plebiscite’, in Ernest Renan’s … Continue reading

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