All posts by Professor David Thunder

David Thunder is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He is a recipient of the prestigious Ramón y Cajal grant awarded by the Spanish government to support outstanding research activities.

Imagine There’s No Countries

The UN Global Migration Compact approved last week by 164 nations included a commitment to “eliminate all forms of discrimination” against migrants. While this commitment is not legally binding, the fact that ‘discrimination’ has come to be understood by high...

The UN’s Global Migration Compact is a Recipe for Bad Policy and Social Unrest

This week, an Irish delegation joins representatives of some one hundred and sixty nations in Marrakesh, Morocco, to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Several countries, including the United States, Israel, Australia, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and...

Burke’s Right Minds: David Thunder – Confederal Republican

Burke’s Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  Why I am a Confederal Republican: “Live free or die,” asserts the official motto of...

Democracy isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Professor David Thunder is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Navarra’s Institute for Culture and Society in Pamplona, Spain. He is author of Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Life (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Twitter: @davidjthunder As Europe, the United...

Politically Correct Liberals Paved the Way for Peter Casey

Presidential candidate Peter Casey became the talking-point of media pundits and ordinary citizens alike across the country when he depicted Irish travellers as people “camping on someone else’s land,” criticized a particular travelling community for refusing publicly-funded housing, and suggested...

Progressives Need To Hear Out Dissenting Viewpoints

This week’s passage of abortion into Irish law, according to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, represents “the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades.” Quiet or not, a social and...