Sunday, 20 August 2017

NH2 Looks at Democracy and Distributism!

ON MONDAY we featured a pre-publication e-poster relating to New Horizon. It announced that issue 2 of NH – the ideological magazine of the National Liberal Party – would be out ‘soon’. We’re happy to announce that it’s available now via e-mail from the NLP!

Featuring an eye-catching cover, the latest issue of NH covers two main themes – Democracy and Distributism.

The article on Democracy takes the form of an abridged article that will be a chapter in a forthcoming prestigious book, Democratic Reform: The Next Leap Forwards. Hopefully, this should be out before the end of the year. The article in New Horizon (entitled Consult The People!) argues in favour of ‘Direct Democracy’ and points to the Swiss model of direct participation in the running of the country via referendums.

NH gives over four articles to the subject of Distributism. Put simply, Distributism represents a ‘Third Way’ beyond capitalism and communism, both of which tend towards centralism. Distributism, on the other hand, is a decentralist ideology and seeks the “widest possible spread of ownership of land, property, or workplace.” One of the NH articles examines Distributism from a historical perspective. The other three provide Distributist perspectives from Sri Lanka, Romania and the Philipinnes.

There’s also much more in this new issue of New Horizon.

Look out for articles on Trade Unions, a Question & Answer session with Graham Williamson – a spokesman for the NLP and editor of NH – as well as reviews of three important books, Liberals in Schism: A History of the National Liberal Party by David Dutton, Gustav Stresemann: Weimar’s Greatest Statesman by Jonathan Wright and German Liberalism and the Dissolution of the Weimer Party System by Larry Jones.

We’ll be looking in more detail at this latest issue of New Horizon in due course. We also hope to provide a full review in the not too distant future. In the meantime, get hold of your copy of issue 2 by simply by e-mailing natliberal@aol.com

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