Thomas Walker's Articles
Economics, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Secrets of the Magna Carta, Written by Martin Durkin
Thomas Walker March 7, 2021
The sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 was a major turning point in world history. In the 2017 two-part documentary Secrets of the Magna Carta, writer Martin Durkin sets out to tell the story of this incredible document and its legacy.
Politics & Rights, Science & Technology
Five Amazing Things that Happened in 2020
Thomas Walker January 5, 2021
As we look back on 2020 and look ahead to 2021, it’s important that we do so in a balanced way, not disregarding the things that have gone wrong, but also not letting ourselves slip into the fallacy of thinking that we live in the worst of times or at the end of history. We don’t.
Politics & Rights
Sweden Hasn’t ‘Failed Its People,’ It Has Protected Their Rights
Thomas Walker November 13, 2020
The fundamental problem with claiming that the Swedish government has failed its people is that the proper purpose of government is not to protect citizens’ health but rather their rights.
Politics & Rights
Britain and All Western Countries Should Support Hong Kong’s Struggle to Escape Chinese Oppression
Thomas Walker June 26, 2020
It is in the interests of all who value freedom for governments around the world to open their doors to the people of Hong Kong. We must send a message to China that authoritarianism is profoundly evil and its expansion will not go unchallenged.
Science & Technology
SpaceX Shows the Way Forward: Let Private Industry Take the Lead in Space
Thomas Walker June 4, 2020
Government control of spaceflight for the past six decades has led many to assume that government is best equipped to manage and drive the development of spaceflight. That, as SpaceX has shown, is not the case.
Arts & Culture
‘The Earth Becomes My Throne’: Individualism in Metallica’s Black Album
Thomas Walker May 7, 2020
Metallica’s “Black Album” exalts individualism, liberty, self-interest, personal development, and the importance of the reasoning mind.