From the Editor

Funding Freedom in South Africa

On the 25th of January 2018, the Rational Standard will have been online for 2 years. If we include our forerunner, South Africa Libertarian,...

Politics

Winnie and Post-Truth

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the phenomenon of post-truth as "relating to a situation in which people are more likely to accept an argument based...

Philosophy

Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ Makes The Best Case For Libertarianism

Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince has become one of history’s most controversial books. Its contents are seen as immoral to our modern sensibilities, but where the controversy...

Economics

Debunking White Economic Oppression

First of all, I need to get something out of the way. This is not going to be an argument in favour of discriminatory...

Social Affairs

An Open Letter to Men

Dear Men, Today I urge you to, instead of reacting defensively like the alpha male you aspire to be, to just read and contemplate. Listen...

Africa

ASFL-UCT Condemns Misuse of Public Funds by UCT SRC

Written by: ASFL-UCT Executive The African Students For Liberty (ASFL) – UCT condemns the looting of public coffers by the UCT SRC to fund a...

Lessons from the Gambia

World

Does the Truth Mean Anything in the Gaza Strip Discourse?

Written by: Liam King “The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.” – James...