Bio: Dennis Jose is a final year law student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, India. His opinion that law could be used as an instrument to facilitate the libertarian reform is rooted in the ideals of Natural Justice, Rule of Law, and Constitutionalism.
The self-made libertarian in him started to unfold at the age of 14, when he realized that Indian high schools’ social-science textbooks were imperatively dogmatic for young minds like his, instead of opening up space for intellectually political dialogue. All he perceived was merely the promotion of power converging onto governments. Whereas, he wished just the opposite.
While holding onto the idea of pragmatism wherever possible to suit the realities of the region, he believes firmly on putting perseverant efforts toward transforming the system. Although,at anytime, he’s both open for discussion and eagerly learns from anyone who approaches him. He proudly describes his family members’ indefatigable hard work to excel in life and society as his stepping stones to the idea of free-market capitalism.
Apart from spreading the gospel of liberty, he writes for Immigration blogs, assists CLAT aspirants to National Law Universities and tweets frequently on geo-politics. Dennis loves travelling, especially by the railroads, visiting historically and politically significant places only to get obsessed with Déjà vu. Once a professional chess player, he wouldn’t hesitate to initiate a queen’s gambit, strategize on your weaker side and, with a foray of forks, skewers, discovers and deflections, sway you into a checkmate.
Favourite Libertarian Figures: Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand and John Dalberg-Acton.
On liberty and SFL: “Students For Liberty, to me, is synonymous to a freer civilized society under the big tent idea of libertarianism. Finding SFL, to associate with, was a breakthrough in my life as it offered me the feeling of togetherness in the noble cause for a freer future.”