What most excites you about your new job role?
I get to be a part of an organization that has a huge positive impact on the political views of my generation! Arriving from the UK, I also think that learning more about liberty in a North American context is a really interesting prospect. In terms of specific roles and responsibilities, I’m looking forward to keeping SFL’s website active and engaging, as well as updating our network on all the exciting work going on at SFL via email and social media.
How did you first get interested in the liberty?
I went to a Sixth Form conference at the Adam Smith Institute, then asked my history teacher (an anarcho-capitalist) to direct me towards further reading on liberty. Beforehand, I’d never been interested in politics, philosophy or economics. Rothbard led to David Friedman, Friedman led to Hayek, and I’ve been immersing myself in libertarian literature ever since. The more I read, the more convinced I became that market anarchism and a more general commitment to liberty were the best approaches to questions of government and society.
Who do you think is the most underrated libertarian thinker?
Though it might be a stretch to call him a bona fide “libertarian thinker,” I’d say Michel Foucault. His emphasis on dissolving harmful power relations is something that has huge relevance to a universal commitment to liberty, and was something I enjoyed exploring during my undergraduate dissertation.
On a non-liberty note, what do you like to do in your free time?
Hiking, soccer, gaming, playing guitar, singing and socializing.