Helen Dale Biography Helen Dale became the youngest winner of Australia’s premier literary award, the Miles Franklin, for her first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper. Her second novel, Kingdom of the Wicked Book I — Rules, was released in October 2017, and Book II will be published in May 2018 (pre‐order now). She read law at Oxford (where she was at Brasenose), and was Senior Adviser to Australian classical liberal Senator David Leyonhjelm. Articles See More Helen Dale Apr 11th, 2018 Science vs. Politics: Vaping, Eugenics, and Other Policy Questions Dale considers how two political thinkers engage with some concrete policy questions, informed by scientific findings but applying Hume’s Guillotine. Helen Dale Mar 22nd, 2018 Science vs. Politics: Hume's Guillotine Setting up her discussion of Snowdon’s Killjoys and Leyonhjelm’s Freedom’s Salesman, Dale invokes Hume’s principle that one cannot derive an “ought” from an “is.” Helen Dale Oct 1st, 2017 Author's Note from <em>Kingdom of the Wicked</em> Helen Dale’s novel incorporates her classical liberal understanding of the world. Helen Dale May 18th, 2017 LITERALLY HITLER Nazi comparisons serve the rhetorical purpose of designating one’s political opponents as acceptable targets for extreme, even violent, actions. Helen Dale Jul 22nd, 2015 "For Your Own Good:" The Problem with Trying to Save Us from Ourselves Dale reviews Berg’s Liberty, Equality & Democracy and discusses how some people think they should rule over others “for their own good.” Helen Dale Jun 2nd, 2015 Magnanimous in Victory, Gracious in Defeat Violence isn’t a proper response to losing an election, and using the law to coerce one’s political enemies isn’t a proper response to winning one. Helen Dale Mar 19th, 2015 Hayek and the Hard Case Dale argues we need a Hayekian social safety net to prevent infanticide. Helen Dale Feb 4th, 2015 No Guilty Men: A History of the Presumption of Innocence Dale tells the history of the legal presumption of innocence, and connects the “just world” fallacy and the legal status of women and minorities. Helen Dale Dec 26th, 2014 Stories vs. Numbers Dale argues that wonkish modern politics fails to interest people because political debate isn’t easily turned into narrative.