The Rise of the Pirate Party

Matt Murtagh discusses the rise of the pirate party, from its humble origins in Scandinavia to its widespread popularity today

The Pirate Party of Sweden built itself on a platform of issues concerning copyright, government and corporate transparency, and the protection of online privacy, long before they would become politically salient in the decade following.

When the Pirate Party was


Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Jónína Leósdóttir Speak to the Phil

The former prime minister of Iceland and her esteemed novelist and playwright wife receive the gold medal of honourary patronage from the society.

FEATURESJóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Jónína Leósdóttir were both awarded the gold medal of honorary patronage by the Philosophical society. Sigurðardóttir became the first openly gay head of government in the world when she was elected prime minister of Iceland in 2009.