Mark Humphrys (politics)


End communism!
Democracy now
in North Korea, Vietnam,
Cuba and China.

Liberal democracy everywhere.
End tyranny everywhere.
Writers on politics that I like

The fight for human freedom



I believe in western civilization, free speech, free press, rational enquiry, academic freedom, human rights, civil liberties, liberal democracy, minority rights, and a secular state. I believe these are universal values that should spread to the entire world. I want to see all dictatorships and tyrannies in the world ended, by force if necessary.

The World

I believe that free enterprise, free trade and the right to property are allies of these freedoms, and essential to them. As I say, I haven't time to campaign on any of these. Setting up this web site is about the limit of my commitment at the moment.

In favour of capitalism

The Western poor

The right

I am generally happy to describe myself as situated on the libertarian or neo-con right (or a classic 18th-19th century liberal).

Roughly: I agree with the left on civil liberties. I agree with the right on the economy and foreign policy.

The modern right

Who would I vote for?

Barack Obama

The Irish right

The media

The media too often never questions the soft left narratives it uses, especially when dealing with strange, non-western people in conflict with the West.

Rather than attempting to actually understand these non-westerners, it usually patronises them by projecting (positive) western attributes onto them. For example, it imagines that they are fighting for "freedom". It imagines that their hatreds must be caused by "oppression". And so on.

Some universal laws and paradoxes of human nature

Cinema and the war

The left

I was left-wing when I was young. The left were right in the past on things like domestic civil liberties, free speech, free private life, freedom of sexuality and freedom of religion (and freedom from religion).

But they have been wrong on an awful lot lately. First, on economics, they do not know how to make a country prosperous. Second, their foreign policy has become decadent. Instead of a great liberal vision of deposing all dictators, and bringing democracy and human rights to the whole world, their foreign policy seems instead to be based entirely on an infantile rejection of America.

The modern left

The left's support for tyranny

The left's support for Islamism


The left and Israel

Left-wing v. right-wing violence

The Irish left


The Irish left and Israel

Tyranny and Democide

Communism and Fascism are the two great killers of innocents of the modern age, and the killing continues today, notably in North Korea. Islamic Fascism has also emerged as a new tyranny threatening the world.

The 20th century was a failed century of genocidal, statist, utopian philosophies. Let us hope that it never happens again. Let us hope that the 21st century is the century that classic liberalism spreads to the whole world.

The fight for human freedom




Islamic tyranny

Islamism may be the last chance for tyranny. The last great, unifying, utopian, totalitarian system that can attract worldwide support. The last chance to hold back the tide of human freedom.

Islamic Fascism


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Freedom of speech and thought

The core of all freedoms is that we should be free to talk about everything. All other freedoms follow.



I myself am from Southern Ireland. Secular capitalism has finally triumphed there.

As an Irishman, the countries I feel closest to in terms of shared values are America and Britain.


I try not to let this site take over my life. But I enjoy a quality debate if anyone wants to have one.

Debates with people broadly on the left:

Debates with Islamists:

Brief exchanges:

My Sunday Times articles

  1. Halawa case, Jan 2016

  2. Islam needs to become less confident, July 2016

  3. Why do people support the Palestinians?, Oct 2016

  4. Irish support for tyranny, Mar 2017

  5. Gazans should abandon the struggle, May 2018


Writers on politics that I like

This is by no means an exhaustive list. But it gives you an idea:

  • Adam Smith
  • Thomas Paine
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Edmund Burke
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Winston Churchill
  • George Orwell
  • F.A. Hayek
  • Karl Popper
  • Milton Friedman

  • Ronald Reagan
  • John Bolton
  • Paul Wolfowitz
  • Richard Perle
  • Robert Kagan
  • Norman Podhoretz

  • Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Natan Sharansky
  • Rudolph J. Rummel
  • James C. Bennett
  • Mark Palmer
  • Richard Fernandez
  • Richard Landes
  • Hernando de Soto

  • Mark Steyn
  • Michael Ledeen
  • Charles Krauthammer
  • Jonah Goldberg
  • Nile Gardiner
  • Thomas Sowell
  • Ralph Peters

  • Joshua Muravchik
  • Daniel Pipes
  • Robert W. Tracinski
  • P.J. O'Rourke
  • Bruce Bawer

  • Douglas Murray
  • Theodore Dalrymple
  • Brendan O'Neill
  • Andrew Bolt
  • Richard Waghorne

  • Robert Spencer
  • Amir Taheri
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Ibn Warraq
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The fight for human freedom

From the Renaissance to the Reformation. From the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment. From the struggle for democracy and human rights in the 18th century to the last stand for democracy in World War Two in the 20th century. From the defeat of the Ottoman Turks to the defeat of Napoleon. From the Cold War to the War on Terror. The struggle for human freedom is unending.

It will not end, it will never end, until every country on earth is a democracy.

The enemies of human political and economic freedom:

Within the democracies, the right has the best track record on defending democracy and human freedom:

After victory in 1989, we thought freedom and modern science had won.
How baffling it is that suddenly we are in a conflict with primitive, barbaric, illiterate, 7th century religion.
How depressing. But we will win this one too.


The main change in my thinking over the last few years has been that I have become much more interventionist. I want to end tyranny everywhere. I want to end Islamic law and replace it with freedom of religion. I want to end communism and replace it with freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and elections.

Almost all of the trouble in this world - including all war and all famine - is caused by the countries that are still not democratic. The world will never be safe until democracy spreads to the entire world. This may actually happen in our lifetimes. World War 2 brought democracy to Western Europe and the Far East. World War 3 brought democracy to Eastern Europe and South and Central America. And now World War 4 may be bringing democracy to the Middle East. This is a time of great hope. After 5,000 years of civilization, tyranny may finally be on the way out in this century. If the whole world becomes democratic, it will mean the end of war and the end of famine, forever.

Map of world freedom 2014, based on rankings of Freedom House.
Green - "Free".
Yellow - "Partly Free".
Purple - "Not Free".

The world's true freedom fighters.

"I'm crying.
This is our day, the day of all the oppressed and good people on earth.
Tears of joy filled the eyes of all the people.
Thank you American, British, Spanish, Italian, Australian, Ukrainian, Japanese and all the coalition people and all the good people on earth.
God bless Iraq. God bless America. God bless the coalition people and soldiers.
God bless all the freedom loving people on earth. I wish I could hug you all."

- An Iraqi blogger on the capture of the monster Saddam Hussein, Dec 2003 - the greatest moment of the century so far.

Politics      Religion      Since 1995.      New 250 G VPS server.

Banned in Iran: This site is banned in Iran.

Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists: I love debate. I love ideas. But the Western left and their friends the Islamic right do not return the favour. Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block. See Who blocks me on Twitter.

I like debate. But I do have rules. See Who I block on Twitter.

Twitter is broken, 2016 to 2022: I am on Twitter at markhumphrys. Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016. You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas. Starting in 2016, Twitter became increasingly broken. It became full of reporting and bans and censorship. In 2019, Twitter even started shadowbanning me for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed. By 2022, everyone was looking for a better place to debate.

Twitter is saved, 2022: In 2022 Elon Musk bought Twitter and started to end the censorship. It looks great so far. Twitter seems to be saved.